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Project • By ss67architetti | Lucia Barna | Roberto CastellaniMasterplans

The Renaissance of Vernazza

Cinque Terre's Comeback: How Vernazza Rebuilt ItselfWhen a biblical storm rolled across the Cinque Terre, northwest Italy’s string of five historic coastal villages (Porotfino, Monteroso, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore), last October, the floods carried fishing boats all the way to Morocco—and almost wiped the prettiest village, Vernazza, off the map. Pritzker Prize–winning British architect Richard Rogers, who has vacationed in the town for more than 50 years, is spearheading (with Italian architect Ernesto Bartolini and Roberto Castellani) a master plan for the public areas that is funded by nonprofit organizations such as Save Vernazza. The Rogers' Plan for the Reconstruction and Requalification of Vernazza has... More

Project • By BURNAZZI FELTRIN ARCHITECTSCultural Centres

Centro S. Chiara installation and signage

The installation and the signage of “Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara”, property of Trento Municipality, have been commissioned by a tendering procedure. The project includes the exterior and interior parts of a medieval former convent, partially protected by “Sovrintendenza dei Beni architettonici” (cultural heritage committee). The “Centro Servizi”, thanks to the adjoining urban park, links different parts of the city and, together with the two theatres, attracts people of all ages and different cultures. Part of the complex, uninhabited for ages, is in a severe state of disrepair and except from a few graffiti of a modest artistic level, there are offensive and xenophobic writings on the walls, evidence not only of urban but also ci... More

Project • By Migliore + Servetto ArchitectsSculptures

TORINO XXIII WINTER UNIVERSIADE

The project defines a new image of the city of Turin for 2007, characterized by a new colour, sulphur yellow. Inspired by the Look of the City of Olympic Turin, the project has created a series of interconnected episodes of great communicative power, through installations placed in the university district and the cultural areas of the city. The installations are characterized by the large metal elements with the constructive rigour typical of industrial semi-finished products, which are combined with the freer forms of the “Follies”: active structures made of light, movements and dynamic messages, featuring images that change between day and night. The graphic design centres on the elaboration of illustrations studied ad hoc, “icons” o... More