Until 31st May the most famous historic buildings in Mantua will host a contemporary architecture event with important exponents on the international scene, for the 4th edition of MantovArchitettura. The eagerly awaited guests include architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of the Piranesi Prix de Rome Career Achievement Award 2017, who will feature in two conferences. The inaugural event will be held on 9th May, followed on 12th May at Palazzo Ducale by a meeting with the Portuguese architect and Francesco Dal Co, preceded by a technical seminar with the Mantua Architects’ Association, in partnership with Iris Ceramica and IRISFMG. The seminar will take place in the former church of San Cristoforo, now an Urban Centre, where participants will discuss the large ceramic slabs and how they have changed the face of the architecture.
The former church of San Cristoforo has also been chosen to host a series of OPERA ITALIANA meetings, dedicated to young architecture studios. Here on 16th May with the architecture studios Cottone+Indelicato Architetti and Studioerrante Architetture, there will also be Ellevuelle Architetti, winners of the 2014 edition of Next Landmark, the international contest sponsored by Floornature.com. The event will also include exhibitions like Il mondo di Poggi (The World of Poggi), curated by Roberto Dulio and Stefano Poli, in the former church of Madonna della Vittoria, and Gaetano Pesce. Architettura e figurazione (Architecture and Figuration, curated by Cristina Mazzantini at Palazzo Ducale.
The MantovArchitettura programme will be combined with a series of conferences in Verona organised by the Architects’ Association of the Province of Verona and will have guests like architects Ignacio Vicens, Richard Murphy, Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra and Gabriel and Marcio Kogan.
The event will end on 31st May with a conference by architect Solano Benítez whoseGabinete de Arquitectura studio won the Leone d'Oro as the best participant in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, REPORTING FROM THE FRONT curated by Alejandro Aravena.