Architects Ahmed Mito, Kamel Loqman, Hisham Alaa and artists Ayman Lotfy, Ahmed Refat, Niveen Farghaly, and Amer Abdelhakemrecently took part of the prestigious La Biennale di Venezia where they presented their work for the Egyptian Pavilion. Images and the architects description after the break.
Results for the Rome 2010: Vertical Spa Competition have been revealed, and MORQ has been declared the second prize winner. MORQ is composed of three architects: Emiliano Roia, Andrea Quagliola and Matteo Monteduro.
The competition challenged designers to consider the “belonging” to Rome and design a high tower whose spirit encompasses the historical complexity of the Eternal City. MORQ’s prize winning entry for a Vertical Spa suggested a tower that could define a new typology of buildings that could potentially determine the renewal of Rome in its future.
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In May we presented Kengo Kuma’s CCCWall Installation in anticipation for the now completed CCCloud monument. CCCloud, or Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud, Kengo Kuma’s first built work of architecture in Italy was completed September 2010. The monument, located in the middle of a roundabout in front of Casalgrande Padana‘s Headquarters, is the collaborative result of Kengo Kuma’s team, the University represented by Alfonso Acocella and Luigi Alini, and the authorities of Casalgrande Padana. The monument is remarkably made out of unglazed ceramic tiles that have been adapted for structural use that are produced by the client, Casalgrande Padana.
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Winner of an ideas competition in 2002, the project redevelops the Church Square of Pradamano. Previously this was little more than an open space between the church, the municipality, and the nineteenth-century villa Giacomelli. Sharing the fate of many smaller squares of Italy it had been turned into surface parking losing its character.
More text and pictures of the redesigned Church Square after the break.
Italian architect Massimiliano Menegale shared with us his proposal for the SAIE Selection 2010, for which he received 2n prize ex aequo in its category. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Italian photographer Marco Zanta shared with us these beautiful photographs of the new museum in Bozen designed by Berlin based practice Studio KSV. Take a look at the photoset after the break.
“PAV – Parco Arte Vivente”, Turin’s Living Art Park and Experimental Contemporary Art Centre, is promoting the PAV PRIZE 2011, an international competition organised by Landscape Architect Gianluca Cosmacini, to create an environmental artwork in a portion of the territory of PAV.
Theme of the Prize for the first year: The PAV biosphere: Inner and outer osmotic boundaries. More information can be found at the competition’s official website.
Italian architects studioUAP shared with us their renovation of Don Cadmo Biavati Park in Via Delle Palme, Rome. The project site is an abandoned public garden in the dense Centocelle neighbourhood in Rome with scarce green areas. The garden is close to many facilities like several schools, an elderly centre and the CSOA of Fort Prenestino. See more images and information after the break.
The Anglo-German practice Sauerbruch Hutton was declared the winner of the M9 International Architectural Competition at M9 / A New Museum for a New City, an exhibition on the competition designs arranged in the premises of the future cultural pole in Mestre. Six firms participated in the competition: Agence Pierre-Louis Faloci, Carmassi Studio di Architettura, David Chipperfield Architects, Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos, Sauerbruch Hutton and Souto Moura Arquitectos.
The winning design and those by the other international firms that entered the design competition are being shown in the M9 – A New Museum for a New City exhibition, a fringe event of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale, and open to the public with free admission from 28 August to 21 November. For more information, click here.