The Order of Architects, Urban Planners, Landscape Architects and Heritage Preservers of the Province of Pisa has organised a three-day event from October 18 to October 30, focused on discussing various proposals and projects, on finding answers to the needs of contemporary urban living, as well as on the need to adopt processes and policies that can meet the challenges faced by the cities of the future. Challenges that call for everyone’s participation - from individuals to local communities – to be faced through a broad and systemic vision, with a focus on sustainability and quality, while acknowledging the value of the architectural and urban heritage of the local context.
An undoubtedly complex framework, which makes it clear just how important events like this are to raise awareness of the issues at hand in a transversal public, made up not only of professionals, but open to students, institutions and to all citizens interested in the future of their territory. And, at the same time, as stressed by the organisers, it also becomes clear how necessary and how “only an integrated approach between architecture, urban planning, social sciences, economics and technology can help develop that pact of co-responsibility needed to regenerate our cities and to operate in the urban space, in order to produce public value”.
The three-day programme is packed with events, starting with an initiative dedicated to high-schools and focused on introducing young people to a discipline that is little known in everyday life but which, as those in the profession are well aware, defines the way we live, work, play sports and many other aspects of our life, all the way to the shape of our cities. The next event scheduled is the inauguration of the Premio Architettura Toscana 2019 travelling exhibition, with talks held by the winning designers and the presentation of some selected works. Guests include the Hipnos/Nicola Brembilla studio, ex aequo winner in the “First work” category, Patrizia Pisaniello from the Microscape firm, winner in the “Installation and Interior design” category, the Edoardo Milesi & Archosfirm, winner of the “New construction” section, architects Fabio Daole and Mario Pasqualetti who designed the Arsenali della Repubblica project in Pisa for the “Restoration and renovation” section and for the “Public spaces, landscape and regeneration” category, architect Emanuele Barili from the Ecòl studio, who designed the Shelter#1 traveling structure.
The aim is to showcase a wide range of good architectural practices carried out in urban areas, in this case in Tuscany, where it was possible to create a strong alliance between human beings and the environment for a better quality of life. Thanks to the many guests, in subsequent days the narrative will also shift to other areas. The MVRDV studio will inaugurate the RigenerAZIONE - Architettura Raccontata events with the "Smart city. Architecture, infrastructure and urban redevelopment" lecture. The lecture will introduce some of the most important projects designed by the studio including the Markthal in Rotterdam or the iconic Tianjin Binhai Library. Focus will also be given to the Metrogramma firm, which collaborated with architect Stefano Boeri to design the "Il Parco del Polcevera e il Cerchio Rosso", an urban project that will re-launch the Polcevera valley, an important area in the city of Genoa mortally wounded by the collapse of the Morandi Bridge. Several interventions will follow, including those completed by Iotti+Pavarani Architetti, Nemesi, Andrea Maffei Architects, Salvatore Re, Paolo Santi and Valeria Guerrisi, as well as the important contributions provided by the seminar on professional ethics.
3 Giorni in ORDINE
Dates: October 28-30, 2019
The Order of Architects, Urban Planners, Landscape Architects and Heritage Preservers of the Province of Pisa - Pisa, Italy
Images courtesy of Premio Architettura Toscana 01-03 / 08-11
Images courtesy of Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti, Conservatori della provincia di Pisa 04-07 / 12-18