New School In Piazza Delle Erbe / PFP Architekten

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Architects: PFP Architekten
Location: Piazza delle Erbe, ,
Architect In Charge: Jörg Friedrich
Area: 7,011 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Anna Positano, Andrea Bosio

Underground Garage / Carlo Bagliani

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Architects: Carlo Bagliani
Location: Via Luigi Arnaldo Vassallo, ,
Design Team: Pamela Cassisa
Project Assistants: Stefano Mattioni
Area: 305 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Anna Positano, Nuvola Ravera

San Rocco Summer School

Courtesy of University of

Taking place August 28-September 6, the University of Genoa’s San Rocco Summer School (SRSS) will teach you to design buildings by making drawings, copying precedents and talking about corner solutions. Each teacher, who is a member of the San Rocco editorial board, and some friends and colleagues, will participate for two days, taking over the work developed by the colleagues that preceded him in the days before. It is the students who will provide the SRSS with consistency, being the only constant. The building to be designed is the new mosque of Genoa. Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 on June 10. For more information, please visit here.

“Living the City in the City” / Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi + Margherita Del Grosso + Openfabric

Courtesy of Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi, Margherita Del Grosso, Openfabric, Marco Manzitti, Buro Happold, D’Appolonia, Doro Dietz

The project “Living in the City in the City” by the team composed by Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi (architecture), Margherita Del Grosso (architecture), Openfabric (landscape), Marco Manzitti (urban marketing), Buro Happold (energy and environmental strategies), D’Appolonia (infrastructures), and Doro Dietz (visualization) recenlty won the international design competition organized by the Municipality of for the enhancement of Via XX Settembre. The idea of the project promotes a strong sense of self-identification by the Genoese, recovering the essential meaning of living seen as taking care of their city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ponte Parodi / UNStudio

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This month, UNStudio’s Ponte Parodi, a waterfront design for , , will be presented at the MAPIC in Cannes as one of the most iconic waterfront developments currently being realized.  The harbor project is part of a larger vision to revitalize the entire waterfront area, and merge the local urban and economic fabric to create a point of interest for Genoa’s varied waterfront users.  The juxtaposition of varied circulation typologies creates an innovative extension for the city center which not only organizes the position of the program, but also optimizes pedestrian flows within and atop the building.

More about the waterfront after the break.