Italian Pavilion Architecture Exhibition, Biennale Venezia 2016
TAMassociati, Gianluca Giordano,
Biennale di Venezia, Libraries, Sport & Wellness,
Taking Care is the theme launched by TAMassociati in the Italian Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at Biennale di Venezia, and it has met with a tangible response which will be given concrete form in Italy’s suburbs, to which we can all contribute. The civic crowdfunding campaign currently underway under the title “Taking Care - Periferie in Azione” will permit construction and operation of five mobile units designed by five architectural studios in its first two years.
The mobile units, made out of low-cost materials with high conceptual and design value, will convey principles of culture, health, environment, legality and social life primarily in Italy’s suburbs, in support of redevelopment projects which the five associations involved already have underway.
Two of the five mobile units are now being completed. The first, Articolo 10, is a mobile clinic designed by Matilde Cassani for Emergency, offering healthcare and cultural mediation services, which is due to be completed by the closing of the Architecture Exhibition at Biennale di Venezia on November 27.
The second unit, TO MOVEs, designed by Nowa (Navarra Office Walking Architecture), will promote sports for UISP-Unione Italiana Sport. The crowdfunding campaign continues for the other three projects: BiblioHUB, a mobile library for AIB, the Italian Libraries Association, designed by Alterstudio Partners, Campo Libero, an anti-mafia centre for Libera designed by Antonio Scarponi / Conceptual Devices, and U.M.A., an Environmental Monitoring Unit designed for Legambiente by the ARCò cooperative.
Images courtesy of Padiglione Italia - photos by Andrea Avezzù
Images courtesy of Floornature - photos by Gianluca Giordano