In the conviction that architecture can be a tool for rebirth, I have established a collective of architects with the aim of designing five hybrid buildings that can contribute to resolving problems generated by depopulation and a dearth of services. The choice of the areas was already an occasion to pinpoint the themes we need to work on: the role of art and cultural heritage in the city; the reconstruction of devastated areas and the relation between temporariness and permanence; new spaces for health; mobility and its material and immaterial connections; trees and the wood-processing sector. I chose places that are symbolic for Italy.
The six architecture offices were asked to work on the five design challenges in a synergistic manner. A group of consultants and experts, a team of photographers, and local universities worked with them in order to build a strong link between different types of knowledge. This collective work has led to the imagining of future scenarios regarding environment, mobility and demographics.
- Arcipelago Italia
- Curated by:
- Mario Cucinella
- Opening dates:
- until 26 November 2018
- Arsenale – Biennale di Venezia
- Campiello Tana 2169/F, Venezia