ECOWEEK WORKSHOPS are an
integral component of the ECOWEEK International Conference
since 2008. Workshops for young architects and students of
Architecture have been taking place since 2009.
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ECOWEEK 2011: Workshops
Theme: Urban Communities & Green Architecture
| ECOWEEK Workshops
are the international annual high-profile architectural event
of Greece. The ECOWEEK 2011 design workshops in Thessaloniki,
Greece, give the opportunity to young professionals and graduate
students of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
and other professions, to work side by side with known or emerging
architects, designers, and engineers from Greece and abroad,
and to learn from them the principles of 'green' Architecture
and sustainable design.
ECOWEEK 2011 Worshops are supported by thematic lectures by
experts in the building, engineering and environmental professions.
Workshop Project Proposals
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ECOWEEK 2011: Workshops
THEME A :
Urban Sustainability - Including also landsacpe design.
THEME B :
THEME C :
Building Sustainability - Towards a zero emissions energy-autonomous
THEME D :
Building Sustainability - Upgrade, Reuse and Expansion.
THEME E :
Design Sustainability - Combining Design & Building.
>> Please review the
workshop descriptions below and THEME before choosing the
workshop of your choice.
WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED -
NO REGISTRATION : THEME: B
Elisa Evaso & Luca Guglieri, Monostudio & Ricardo Papa
Riccardo Papa has obtained an architecture degree at the Politecnico
di Milano in 1990. In 1991 founded Studio di Architettura arch.
Riccardo Papa in Gallarate and was involved in a significant
projects of commercial spaces and showroom design, residential
and public works. He was president of Ordine degli architetti
della Provincia di Varese from 2002 to 2008.
Monostudio is a Milano based Architecture firm focused on remodelling,
restoration and reuse transformation of old landmarks. Both
Elisa Evaso and Luca Guglieri are Architects graduated in Architecture
at the University of Genova, Giuditta De Vecchi is an Architect
too, graduated at Politecnico of Milano and she is working with
Monostudio on several project. Enzo Evaso, Engineer founded
Monostudio in Valenza, Piedmont region in 1974. Luca and Elisa
moved the studio to Milano in 2005 with a refreshed philosophy
of innovation as a way to celebrate and respect the rigorous
origins and history of each building. www.monostudiomilano.com
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Alhadeff Architects, Milano & SdARCH Trivelli & Associati,
Giancarlo Alhadeff established Alhadeff Architects in 1991,
dedicated to design with an international point of view. From
its inception, the Studio has carried out design projects in
the U.S., U.K., Japan, and the Far and Middle East. It has realized
projects in a variety of architectural programs. Awarded with
Dedalo Minosse, Honorable Mention, 2006: Olivium Villas, Bodrum,
Turkey, Aga Khan Award, Nomination, 2006: Olivium Villas, Bodrum,
Turkey. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, 2008.
World Architecture Community Awards, Citation 2008: Villa Ojai,
California USA. Alhadeff Architects; www.alhadeff.com
Angus Fiori has obtained an architecture degree at the Politecnico
di Milano. He is member of the Italian Architecture Licensing
Board and member of the Italian Institute for Sustainable Architecture.
In the last 10 years Angus Fiori was involved in a distinctive
range of significant projects for international clients in Italy,
China, Japan and Turkey and he is particularly experienced in
the eco-friendly design. In his work both the image and the
details are carefully planned in an ecological and energy-efficient
perspective. All design concepts, building materials, technological
aspects, are thought from a different point of view because
of his philosophy.
SdARCH Trivelli & Associati (Arch. Ph.D. Alessandro Trivelli,
Arch. Silvia Calatroni) works from 1997 on design and research
in field of Architecture, landscape and low impact technologies
with clients both public and private. They work with the material
and immaterial resources for an Architecture that respects the
general environment and the demands of the inhabitants. 'The
sustainable architecture is the space of equilibrium between
the actual and future human needs. The natural light, the energy,
the relationship with the place and with the memory of the landscape
and the life of the inhabitants become subject and form.' Authors
of articles and books on Architecture, they were awarded in
several Competition and lately by the 2010 Eurosolar Award Italia
Section, the 2010 Premio Internacional de costruciones sostenible
(finalist), 2007 International Award Torsanlorenzo (Landscape),
and 2008 Next Energy (special mention). www.sdarch.it
Workshop Leader: Alessandro Trivelli; Tutor: Ettore Valentini
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WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED -
NO REGISTRATION : THEME: A
ARCo Group | Architects & Engineers, Milano
ARCo is a young group of engineers and architects, based in
Milan since 2009. ARCo uses recycled low cost materials and
sustainable techniques to build sustainable architecture for
international cooperation, particularly for educational projects
in Palestine and Mozambico. Each project tries to develop sustainability
in different aspects: techniques, environmental aspect, economic
aspect, social aspect. The tyres school in Al Khan Al Ahmar
has been shown at FMG (Spazio per l'architettura) in Milan in
2011 and the desert school in Abu Hindi is among the finalists
of "Premio Fondazione Renzo Piano 2011". Both have been presented
at the Padiglione Italia Biennale Architettura Venezia 2010.
Currently ARCo is designing with Mario Cucinella the project
"Peace architecture for Gaza strip". www.ar-co.org/
| Workshop brief
WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED - NO REGISTRATION
Sweden & Kersten Harries Architect, Milano
Rahel Belatchew Lerdell is an architect based in Stockholm,
Sweden. She studied in Paris and Amsterdam and graduated from
Ecole Speciale d' Architecture in Paris in 1996. She has practiced
in France, Tokyo, and Luxemburg before establishing RB Arkitektur
in Stockholm. In 2006 she was awarded Architect of the Year
and in 2007 the office was listed by Wallpaper magazine as one
of 101 of the world's most exciting new architects. The
office is currently working with several sustainable housing
projects in Stockholm. Rahel Belatchew Lerdell has a record
as member of jury of architectural competitions in Europe and
is a steady guest critic at the Royal Institute of Technology
in Stockholm. www.rbarkitektur.se
Rahel's participatioin is made possible in co-operation and
thanks to the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Rome.
Kersten Harries is an architect and educator who over the past
ten years has worked in the United States, Italy, and Mexico.
Currently living in Milan, she is working at BEAR Project Management.
Her past experiences range from the non-profit sector, to the
traditional design studio where she has led projects from initial
programming and design phases through the completion of construction,
primarily for institutional clients. In 2008 she completed a
Masters in Sustainable Architecture at the University of Bologna.
Kersten enjoys sharing her knowledge and passions with others
through teaching and involvement with professional and community
based associations. www.kerstenharries.com.
WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED -
NO REGISTRATION THEME: C
Luca Strada |
Luca Strada Associati,
Luca Strada is an architect graduate of Politecnico di Milano.
He lives and works in Milano. He is mainly designing and building
residential projects that aim towards the integration of simple
sustainable measures with progressive architectural elements.
The studio deals with a variety of projects that range from
building redevelopment, new commercial spaces to private residential
projects. Workshop brief
WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED -
NO REGISTRATION THEME: B
BEMaa | Architects,
Milano with Prof. Emanuele Naboni, Royal Danish Academy, Copenaghen
BEMaa (Ombra Bruno Christiane Egger Paolo Mazzoleni associated
architects) was founded in 2007 as a formalization of a five-year
joint work between the founding partners in the group Officina
di Architettura. The study deals with architectural design at
various scales, with particular attention to housing and exhibition.
In housing design the experience ranges from interior design
and single-family houses to urban housing. In exhibition design
BEMaa has established a particular experience in the exposition
of photographs, having designed exhibitions for, among others,
Mimmo Jodice, Paul Thorel and Gregory Colbert.
Invited in the workshop is Emanuele Naboni, Phd, LEED AP who
is Associate Professor in Sustainable Design at the Royal Danish
Academy in Copenaghen and fouder of E3lab. Emanuele has worked
for years with SOM and was researcher at the Lawrance Berkeley
National Laboratory in California.
WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED -
NO REGISTRATION THEME: A
+ StudioWOK| Architects,
& Salvadeo's work expand from urban planning to the project
and construction of various buildings types (e.g. residential,
social housing, architecture and social care, retail spaces)
to interior restructuring and furniture design. In 1996 they
won the "Prix d'architecture IN/Arch-Domus Lombardia". In 2006
they got an honorable mention to the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture
at the Triennale of Milan. In 2010 their work was selected to
be exhibited at the Italian Pavilion - AILATI of the XII Biennale
of Architecture in Venice. Stefano Guidarini teaches Architectural
Design at the Politecnico in Milan, School of Civil Architecture.
Pierluigi Salvadeo teaches Architectural Design and Scenography
at the Politecnico in Milan, School of Architecture and Society.
(Marcello Bondavalli, Nicola Brenna and Carlo Alberto Tagliabue)
is a young firm founded in Milan in 2009 that strives to develop
architecture, design and landscapes with focused attention on
sustainability, housing quality and enhancement of public space.
studioWOK continues this research in the university at the Politecnico
di Milano, in collaboration with Prof. Arch. Stefano Guidarini.
StudioWOK has also been noted in various competitions such as
the under 35 award FBM 2009 (1 Award), DECO project 2010 (selected
as one of the winners), the housing competition AAA ArchitettiCercasi
2010 (honorable mention) and it has been published in several
journals. They have also had their work on exhibit at Fuorisalone
in Milan in 2010 and 2011. StudioWOK was featured in the book,
YoungBlood, published by Italian Ministry of Youth in 2010,
which curates the best young Italian talent; through which studioWOK
was selected to participate in the Italian Festival of Young
Talent in Rome. www.studiowok.com
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WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED -
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LaboratorioPermanente bases its work on the synergy between
academic research and professional experience. The firm founded
by Nicola Russi (studies in the Politecnico di Milano and TU
Delft, PhD from the Politecnico di Milano, Contract professor
in Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano) and Angelica Sylos
Labini (studies in the Polticecnico di Milano and Etsab Barcelona)
develops extensive projects -investigating the issues of the
environmental challenges, innovative sensorial performances,
strategies for urban regeneration. LaboratorioPermanente has
participated in international urban design competitions and
has been a consultant for the new masterplan of the city of
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WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED -
NO REGISTRATION THEME: A
MIC Mobility in Chain, Milano
MIC is founded
on the belief that mobility influences the way we live and the
quality of our lives. MIC was created with the ambition of improving
the quality of our lives through a profound understanding of
how we move. MIC team is strongly focused on international work,
providing transport consultancy to developers, master-planners
and public bodies all around the world. MIC introduces a new
innovative and sustainable vision for mobility, a vision that
is based upon understanding the need of the client and focused
on both functional matters and urban quality.
Parolotto is Senior Partner at MIC, which he co-founded with
Davide Boazzi and Federico Cassani in 2009. He began his professional
career in working with SOM, gaining experience in the fields
of transport facility planning and design. He was with Systematica,
specializing in infrastructure design and mobility problems
in urban and extra-urban areas, and has been a transport consultant,
collaborated with Foster + Partners on the winning entry of
an international design competition for a new city near Seoul,
with OMA, UNstudio, KPF and other studios on several projects.
He was a speaker at Greenbuild conference (Boston), Ecological
Urbanism (Harvard University, Cambridge) and the Helsinki Design
Lab. The workshop team also includes Francesca Arcuri.
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WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED -
NO REGISTRATION THEME: C
Jan Johansson | Architect MAA, Copenhagen
is an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in
Copenhagen. He graduated in 1993 and has participated in master
classes then in Barcelona. He then had his own office and also
worked at other studios. Also worked with a housing association,
a municipality and project developer at two companies in Copenhagen.
Since 2007 he has been a teacher in architecture and sustainability
of the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. Jan was last
spring, visiting professor at Politecnico di Milan Bovisa.
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WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED -
NO REGISTRATION THEME: A
Operastudio | Magni Paci Architects, Milano & Demetrio Campolo
Magni Paci Architects was founded in Milan in 2007 by two young
architects - Camillo Magni and Lucia Paci, already Contract
Professors at School of Architecture of the Politecnico of Milan
- who shared a vision and passion for excellence in architecture,
design and construction. Architecture is the target of our research;
the quality of living spaces, beauty and comfort are permanent
horizons in our work. Enthusiasm and dedication are quintessential
to everything we do. The continued work as Academic teachers
and researchers and the collaborative network established both
nationally and internationally are crucial elements which enrich
the conceptual, intellectual and design paths of Operastudio
as a group. In its first years, Operastudio has been focussing
on both private and public sectors, soon achieving notoriety
and awards in national and international competitions: 2009
Experimental Residential Housing in Lacugnano, Perugia, 1° Prize
(now execution phase); 2009, New Complex School in Albino, Bergamo,
1° Prize; 2010, New housing complex in Corsier, Geneve, 4° Prize;
2010 Patio and Pavillion House in Luanda, Angola, selected Project;
2008 Social Housing in Milan - AAA Architetti cercasi, 2nd Prize.
Recently Operastudio's work has been exhibited in the Lisbon
Architectural Triennale. www.operastudioarchitetti.it
Demetrio Campolo graduated at the Politecnico of Turin in 2008.
Since the academic year 2007/2008 he has been working at the
II Faculty of Architecture of Turin as a volunteer assistant
(subject enthusiast) of prof. arch. Costantino Patestos in the
Architecture and Urban Planning laboratories. Moreover, he has
been involved in bibliographic and iconographic researches focused
on the analytic and planning aspects of the course. He was also
supporting supervisor of some graduation theses. In 2007 he
worked as a trainee in Andrea Bruno's practice in Turin. Since
2009 he has been Didactics Consultant at the II Faculty of Architecture
of Turin. In 2010 he enrolled at the Order of Architects, Planners,
Landscapers and Conservationists of the Province of Turin and
started to work in the field of building renovation, interior
design, architecture and urban planning. Since 2010 he has been
dealing with several issues related to urban development through
analyses, close examinations and master plans on different areas,
e.g. Vanchiglia area in Turin (Metamorfosi 2010), city rail
link, former Viberti area, Juvarra buildings, Sangone traffic
route in Nichelino (Nichelino 2010) and train station facade
in Trofarello (2011). He took part to international design competitions,
e.g. "Designing in Teheran" (Teheran 2009), "Unione Metropolis"
(San Pietro Viminario, Padova 2009) and was involved in the
project of urban improvement of Via Roma and Viale Torino in
the town of Villanova d'Asti (Asti 2011). His graduation project
for the indoor sport arena and the cultural centre of Avigliana
has been recently presented at the Festival of Architecture
in Turin in the exhibition "Architecture of Public Space".
WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED - NO REGISTRATION THEME:
Massimiliano Mandarini Architect | Marchingenio, Bergamo
Mandarini Architect, is responsible for years of environmental
and sustainable building design and energy efficient. Designer,
consultant and coordinator of various projects and achievements
in public and private. Professor at the Laboratory The Year
Degree, Faculty of Design and Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico
di Milano. Expert in sustainable development issues, energy
efficiency, eco-architecture, design for local development and
exploitation of land and cultural and environmental resources.
Board member of Green Building Council Italia.
Marchingenio srl work to develop and improve sustainability's
culture in projects with special attention to people environment
projects, and environment. Marchingenio srl is an ordinary member
of Green Building Council Italia, a no-profit association of
businesses, professional associates, public administrations,
universities and associations that promote the development of
sustainable connected to the international community of the
United States Green Building Council. www.marchingenio.eu/
OPEN TO REGISTRATION THEME: A
Raffaella Colombo Architect, Landscape Architect | Opps Studio,
in Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan Since 1998 enrolled
in the landscape professional association Member of the Project
Department of the Politecnico of Milan Enrolled in the Ordine
degli Architetti, Paesaggisti, Conservatori of Milan Since 1991
she teaches at the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico
of Milan and since 2007 at the course of "Analysis and design
of the contemporary garden" Her studies and activities reach
out toward the private and public landscape design in an urban
and environmental dimension. Blog1
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WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED - NO REGISTRATION THEME:
Architetti Senza Frontiere Italia | Architects Without Frontiers
Senza Frontiere Italia is a politically and religiously independent
non-for-profit organization of architects, founded in 1998 and
registered in Milan, Italy. ASF-Italia aims to facilitate processes
of equitable and sustainable development through the socially
responsible practice of architectural design and planning, endeavoring
to support marginalized individuals and communities who would
not otherwise have access to the competence of architects. We
believe that the physical environment is a fundamental ground
where processes of inclusion and participation can be positively
negotiated, and that design can be a powerful medium to work
out global issues of social, economical and environmental sustainability
according to the specificity of communities and territories.
Our work takes form in two main fields of action: in international
cooperation, we design and plan projects that help to generate
sustainable processes of development, recognizing local communities
as the primary players within any process of transformation
of the environment; in education, we organize courses, workshops
and pubic talks in the attempt to raise awareness on the potential
of responsible design and planning within the larger society.
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FORMA E FLUSSO Stefano Andi ed associati PROFESSIONAL GROUP
for ORGANIC LIVING ARCHITECTURE
Group on Living Organic Architecture "Form and Flow" was created
by its founders and members will in order to create an active
social and professional organism that works in an architectural
activity field following the principles and methods of organic
living, as it comes from Rudolf Steiner's early impulse. This
architecture bases on the ideal and cognitive conditions of
the Anthroposophical Science of Spirit and uses as creative
processes and ways of realization the living organic artistic
method (developed by Rudolf Steiner coming from artistic and
scientific Wolfgang Goethe's work)
This architecture focuses its analisys on man as a whole and
on reality in their different bodily, soul and spiritual elements,
and aims to achieve a built environment that is an expression
of this reality according to characters and needs of contemporary
evolution and to the real situation in which it takes place.
In particular, it will focus most attention on quality, needs
and desires of man in his manifold reality.
Members of the group come from different origins, education
and experiences and they bring their own individuality and their
biographical and professional characteristics into this group.
They meet to perform, the tasks of living organic architecture
and its professional development, as well as their individual
competences can do. With this background, the aims of the group
bases on the principles of spiritual freedom, equality, cooperative
work. Workshop brief
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Paolo Mestriner & Massimiliano Spadoni | Architects, Milano
after his studies in Lisbon and Porto began his professional
activity and teaching. In 2000 he founded his own office Studioazero,
"open source" based in Brescia. Professor at the Faculty of
Architecture and Society of the Politecnico di Milano. He founded
and is the director of International Master Extraordinary Landscapes
Art Landscape Architecture. Since 2009 is member of the Scientific
Committee and by the ARCH + Quarterly Magazine. Repeatedly selected
and awarded at national and international design competitions,
such as Matosinhos, Brescia, Segovia, Rome, Florence, Perugia,
Varese, Samarate. Published in national and international magazines
such as Housing, Pasajes, Architecture, Wettwerbe Aktuell,,
Building, Cadernos, Arquitecturas Future, Planning. Exhibited
in personal and collective exhibitions in Brescia, Milan, Porto,
Parma, Venice, London, China and Norway.
Massimiliano Spadoni is a graduate of the Politecnico di Milano,
Faculty of Architecture. He is currently enrolled as a Phd student
at Etsab (Barcelona). He's professor at the Politecnico di Milano
teaching architectural and landscape design. He worked for several
offices: MIII architects, Rotterdam, J. Crivillers arq., Barcelona,
b720 arquitectura, Barcelona, 5H architects, New York, OdA ass.,
Pavia. Since 2005 he started his own office and received international
awards in architecture competitions. Since 2009 works with Rintala-Eggertsson
architects in construction workshops. Since 2002 he's correspondent
for Metalocus, architecture magazine edit in Madrid.
Paolo Mestriner and Massimiliano Spadoni Professors at Faculty
of Architecture and Society, Politecnico di Milano, have held
since 2005 the design studio "Living the Landscape, Urban and
territorial" where they research the micro-architecure, as an
alternative way to settle into the landscape. Since 2009 they
apply this research into construction experiences, thanks also
to the parternship with Rintala-Eggertsson office.
WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED - NO REGISTRATION THEME:
Vincenzo Di Dato & Prof. Emilia Costa & Elvira Pensa
| Architects, Milano
Di Dato has began to work in Milano in 1982, as an independent
designer and beginning to be more involved into designing the
processes of the industrial productions towards an improved
sustainability. Objects and installations he designed have been
exposed at the XVII Triennale of Milano and at the Centre Pompidou
of Paris, and in many other exhibitions, in Europe, United States
(MOMA of New York) and Japan. Several prizes has been assigned
for his activity, among them the XIV Compasso d'Oro His activity
has been integrated with researches on sensitive and interactive
Design, on Bioarchitecture and natural Design and on sustainability
in Design for developing countries. The focus has been then
naturally evolved to the relationship between economy, production
and environmental sustainability. He has been directly involved
into projects for emergency and reconstruction in-crisis and
post-crisis in Middle East, Darfur, Iraq, Afghanistan and Center
Asia. He also writes and teaches, mainly about the connections
between Beauty, Technology and Environment. It is fundamental,
in fact, the relationship with the Earth as essential to create
good design and as foundation for Art. It is very important
a deep involvement towards increasing the quality of life and
to educate through the projects to Life respect and appreciation.
Especially in this critical moment in the economic-ecologic
relationship between Humanity and our Planet.
Prof. Emilia Costa is a researcher in Technology in Architecture
at the Faculty of Civil Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano.
Teaches Technology of Architecture in the Integrated course
of Fundamentals of Technology and Technological Culture of Technology
in the Laboratory of Architectural Design I, teaching for many
years on various topics of sustainable construction. Emilia
has produced works as a professional in the fields of building
restoration and design of new buildings applying the principles
of ecosustainable architecture, and as a consultant, on these
same issues, for public administrations. Presently she is consulting
the Municipality of Modena in the realisation of an ecosustainable
neighbourhood in the area of Cognento. Emilia has lectured in
several conferences on various themes, like ecological design
at building and urban scale, and on the specific themes regarding
ecological architecture in various public and private structures
in Italy. Emilia has published
articles on Italian reviews dealing with ecological topics and
on reviews dealing the building sector. In 2006 I have published,
together with other authors, the text "Innovation in sustainable
architecture", funded by ANCE.
Elvira Pensa Master degree in Architecture at the Istituto Universitario
di Architettura di Venezia (1997). Master in Environmental Design
(2002) and PhD in "Technology and Design for Environmental Quality"
(2008) at the Politecnico di Milano. Her research concerns the
water cycle in urban contests and the environmental design.
She works with different architectural and landscape architectural
bureau. Presently, she cooperates with Building Environment
Sciences and Technology Department and she is Professor in charge
of more courses of Architectural Technology at the Politecnico
di Milano. She has published her studies on various books and
technical magazines, also, presenting them in international
Congresses. Recently she has published "Blu: progettare ecologicamente
con l'acqua" (Maggioli, 2009), in which she promotes the sustainable
approaches and technologies to save water in design and planning
at different scales, from buildings to city. Workshop
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W17 PROJECT AFTER ECOWEEK: The project EARTH CHILD HOUSE
theme developed during ECOWEEK in Milano by workshop W17 is
the subject of a workshop in Sardinia in February 25 till March
4, 2012 in Villanova Monteleone (Sassari). In these workshops
the preliminary designs produced during ECOWEEK are developed
into final design. The workshop is offered by the Faculty of
Civil Architecture, Milan Polytechnic, Department of Architecture
and Planning at the Faculty of Architecture of Alghero, with
the Mayor of the town of Villanova Monteleone Dr. Quirico Melons,
with ECOWEEK and with the Association EARTH CHILD HOUSE. The
program of the workshop includes: Presentation of the project
developed during the workshop W17 in ECOWEEK 2011 in Milan and
the project developed and presented by Villanova for the invitation
issued in 2011 by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Department
of Hygiene and Health and Social Welfare - October 2011. The
proposed goal of the workshop is to verify the design choices
and enter the final stage of a project to obtain the building
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Ing. Alessandro Zichi & Arch. Amit Anafi | CIS-E | Scuola
Master F.lli Pesenti | Politecnico di Milano
Consortium (Costruzioni Ingenegneria Strutturale in Europa),
founded by a group of Politecnico di Milano professors, was
conceived around the concepts of research, innovation, design,
realization and education in construction. Building alliances
and fostering innovation, in particular, are the core elements
that will allow the traditional field of construction to survive
and evolve in an era of intense international competition. Its
multidisciplinary team of academic promoters, professionally
and culturally complementary group of founding professionals
and the enthusiastic and committed body of students and young
graduates, collaborating through the F.lli Presenti post-graduate
School of the Politecnico di Milano, allow the Consortium to
continuously improve on its educational offer and portfolio
of basic and applied research. Its documented expertise on issues
of environmental impact, materials, LEED and construction rendered
CIS-E an important informant and advisor to a number of national
and international projects. Alessandro Zichi, Engineer and LEED
AP, graduated the Civil engineering faculty of The University
of Cagliari, and specialized in Architecture and Technology
in the Politecnico di Milano. Ing. Zichi operates as a consultant
for new buildings design, rehabilitation and recovery of existing
structures. His research activities focus on the environmental
impact of constructions and materials (Life Cycle Assessment).
Amit Anafi architect, graduated the Politecnico di Milano (M.
Arch.) with a thesis on Bio-Climatic residential building in
Mediterranean climate. He has post-graduate specialization in
'Sustainable constructions‘, and is a tutor in the "Laboratory
of Sustainable Architecture" in the Politecnico branch of Piacenza.
The workshop has the technical support of CITYinLED, that provides
practical information through seminars during the workshop.
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Prof. Marco Bovati & Prof. Monica Lavagna, Architects |
Politecnico di Milano
Bovati (Architect PhD) is a Temporary Assistant Professor at
Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazione (DiAP) of the
Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches Urban and Architectural
Composition at the School of Architecture and Society. His research
work concern the relation between Urban and Architectural Design
and the control of the energy cycle and the environmental quality.
He is author of books and essays about Urban and Architectural
Design in relation to the issue of sustainability. Since 1998
he has been working as a professional in the field of Architecture,
City Planning, Restauration work and Design. In 2003 he founded
together with Arch. Luca Berta "Studio BiO2 Architettura Paesaggio
Ambiente" (Architecture Landscape Environment). He specialized
in Bioecological Architecture (ANAB/IBN/SIB course) in 1999.
Prof. Monica Lavagna (Architect PhD) is an Assistant Professor
in Technology of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture
and Society of the Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches
in the degree courses in Sciences of Architecture and Environmental
Architecture. She works at research activity at the Department
Building & Environment Sciences & Technology (BEST) of the Politecnico
di Milano taking care of the environmental innovations of technologies
and processes, with particular attention to the methodological
approach in environmental assessment of the impact during the
entire life cycle (LCA) of products and buildings. Since 2004
she works in national (UNI) and international (ISO, CEN, GPP)
working group about "Sustainability of construction works".
She is the coordinator of the working group on "Building" of
the network Rete Italiana LCA, coordinated by ENEA (www.reteitalianalca.it).
She collaborate with several italian reviews and wrote books
about sustainability of buildings, in particular "Life Cycle
Assessment in costruction sector".
Workshop tutors: arch. Ester Dede, arch. Davide Ferrari, arch.
Elena Scattolini. Workshop brief
OPEN TO REGISTRATION THEME: A
Ghigos Ideas + Logh | Milano
(Davide Crippa, Barbara Di Prete, and Francesco Tosi) was born
in 1998. Mission of the group is to create a place for debate
and confrontation, characterizing itself through the exchange
of knowledge, competences, and information. Since his inception,
Ghigos Group has explored new fields of research, pursuing the
dissolution of the disciplinary borders like opportunities of
critical reflection on project issues. Ghigos Group's exhibitions,
installations, and projects have been mentioned in national
and international competitions, and published on the main Italian
magazines. Ghigos Group become an architectural firm, Studio
Ghigos, in 2004. Studio Ghigos maintains and shares mission,
vision and interdisciplinary approach of the parent group, handling
projects of different scale in various areas: from the exhibit
to the graphic, from the design to the architecture: "blinking
at" the art. www.ghigos.com
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OPEN TO REGISTRATION
Paola Cofano, Emanuele Bortolotti, Stylianos Marinakis, Gyler
Mydyti | Milano
architect, is a professor of composition at the Politecnico
di Milano and has taught at the University of Bologna-Cesena
and Agrigento. In 2007 she has collaborated with the Insurbia
department of AIAPP (IFLA member) for a series of presentations
on the Mediterranean landscape. She carried out various researches
on Athens and Libya, and on the Greek and Portuguese landscapes.
In 2010 was published a monograph of hers dedicated to the Greek
architect Aris Konstantinidis (Electa editions). Since 1990,
she is performing professional works in Italy, Portugal and
Greece, dividing her time between architecture and landscape
projects. She has built public gardens and accomplished the
Green Plan of Busnago (Mi).
Emanuele Bortolotti, landscape architect, graduated in agronomy
and specialized in architecture of gardens. The founder of landscape
office AG&P together with Paolo Villa, for over 25 years has
been building parks and public gardens, environmental restoration
interventions and integration of infrastructures within Italy
and abroad. In 2001, he won a prize at the Chelsea Flower Show
in London. Collaborator of the Minoprio Foundation, teaches
at the ISAD of Milan, at the Agrarian School of the Park of
Monza, and at the Master courses of the Faculty of Agriculture
of Politecnico di Milano. He keeps writing columns on the specialized
magazines, and has recently published the book Il giardino inaspettato
(Unexpected garden), published by Electa editions. www.agep.it
Stylianos Marinakis, architect and urban planner, was graduated
at the Politecnico di Milano. Co-founder of the magazine of
history, urban planning and policy "Flea", he is a member of
the non-profit association "Arsos", which deals with historical
analysis of the insular territory. Together with the historian
Katsour?s Kostantinos wrote a guide book about the Byzantine
and post-Byzantine monuments of Naxos. He lives and works between
Athens and Naxos (Cyclades), dividing his time between projects
in architecture, urban planning and cultural development activities
in the island.
Gyler Mydyti is a PhD candidate in Architectural Composition
at the Politecnico di Milano. She obtained an architecture degree
at the Istanbul Technical University in 2007, and a Master Degree
in Landscape Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 2009.
Among the professional experiences she has had in different
countries, she has got significant ones in both Istanbul and
Milan. Workshop brief
OPEN TO REGISTRATION THEME: B
Telefono Azzurro | Francesca Tenchini, architect & Elena
Telefono Azzurro Onlus is committed to promoting total respect
of the child during the whole age of development, defending
his natural potentialities of growth, and protecting him from
any physical and psychological abuse. This can be achieved through
continual work involving information and awareness, besides
the diffusion of the acquired knowledge. It is essential to
start from children, listen to their needs and understand the
reality that surrounds them, to build a real childhood culture.
Telefono Azzurro Onlus has the commitment to turn into reality
the rights of children and adolescents, in a society that really
Francesca Tenchini is a graduate in Architecture from the Politecnico
di Milano, after attending an exchange year at the Universitat
Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona; she then decided to direct
her passion for theatre and all forms of arts towards a specific
profession and in 2005 she became a partner of the social Co-operative
La Fucina that she now controls as vice-president (www.lafucina.org)
Her duty is to plan, realize and coordinate social and cultural
projects aimed to increase the developement of a community through
the methodology of performing arts, taking a particular care
of interventions related to young people and minors. She is
convinced that an architect should be able to create a cross-connection
between space, time and human relations in all projects, expecially
when they are related to children, future and public space.
She believes in the importance of research and experimentation
in projects of social cohesion, participated planning and social
Elena Verri is a an architecture graduate from the Politecnico
of Milan, and a master graduate in "Arte arquitectura y espacio
efimero" at Universiad Politecnica de Catalunya. She started
working for several offices in Barcelona and in 2003 she founded
STUDIOZERO24 in Monza with Alessio Riva focusing on housing
research. After some years of activities in which STUDIOZERO24
has obtained some awards competition, in 2008 she opened her
own office in Monza. After the participation at some international
education training she introduced research activities in projecting
laboratories aimed at children approach to architecture and
experienced educational proposal in Primary School. In 2010
she started to collaborate with Emilio Caravatti architect.
Since January 2011 she is involved in Telefono Azzurro like
volunteer on recreational activities for children of prisoners.
The workshop team consist of: Francesca
Tenchini, architect - Elena Verri, architect, Telefono Azzurro
volunteer - Raffaela Corrias, Telefono Azzurro Volunteering
Branch - Barbara Forresi, Telefono Azzurro Child Study Center.
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OPEN TO REGISTRATION
Arch. Tobia Repossi | ZonaUno
is an architect and designer, he deals with design applied to
exhibitions, museums or exhibit design, product or communication
in general. He thinks that the "hand-on" opportunity is the
prelude for culture and tries to work on the object - user interactions
keeping in mind that "if I hear I forget, if I see I remember,
but if I do I understand". Beda and Adi member, teacher at the
Polytechnic University of Design, Ied Institute, Marangoni Institute.
Some of his works are published in magazines and newspapers
and selected for the XXo Compasso d'oro prize. He founded and
he is partner of ZonaUno studio associato, an agency born to
follow companies in the definition and project of their design
and communication strategies now part of Commedia(TM) Communication
and Media Group. ZonaUno also produces cardboard furniture.
| Workshop brief
OPEN TO REGISTRATION THEME: A + B
CFU-CENTRO FORESTAZIONE URBANA with architect Alessandro Ferrari
and agronomist Sergio Pellizzoni
is the operating center created by Italia Nostra Onlus: it is
a structure made of technicians and operators, with their means
and resources for the care of the park and the development of
enterprises started from the experience of urban public park
Boscoincitta, built in 1974 as a first experience of urban forest
in Italy. The park was born of an area of 30 hectares and today
covers over 120.
Alessandro Ferrari, architect graduated from the Politecnico
di Milano where he is currently a professor at the Facolta del
Design. In 1997 founded his Studio, mainly engaged in environmental
design and landscaping, besides construction. Since 1995 collaborates
with the Centro per la Forestazione Urbana (CFU).
Sergio Pellizzoni is an agronomist, CFU's director from 1974
to 2009, precursor of the possibility of creating experiences
of urban forest in the city's green area. It is now senior adviser
to the initiative.
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& Luca Guglieri, Monostudio & Ricardo Papa Architect
Workshop in collaboration with the Geologos Sinfronteras
Onlus will deal with Theme B, "social sustainability", and
will focus on the developing of a pilot project of an Eco-sustainable
touristic village in Andrevo (Madagascar). The project's goal
is to build a small village (80 people max), while establishing
a sustainable, Eco-friendly hospitality business built on the
community's historic cultural traditions.
Aim of the project:
- Develop natural treasures of the area.
- Create a zero emission energy housing and factories for tourists
and local workers.
- Improving green energy systems, passive cooling and solar
devices in building design.
- Design a sustainable management of soil, water and vegetation.
|| Alhadeff Architects
& SdARCH Trivelli & Associati Workshop:
New Building Sustainability - Towards a zero emissions energy-autonomous
The workshop aims to design a new energy-efficient residential
building with a low environmental impact, the building will
also be developed taking into account the main theme of Expo
2015: "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". In fact, the project
will be tentatively placed within the Expo Village, the residential
neighborhoods that are going to host the participating countries
to Expo 2015. Flexibility and sustainability for kinetic human
space. How to Live in a urban space connected with the renewal
resources in balance with the "food chain" as primary resource?
The workshop's goal for students is to develop an initial concept,
to control the model through an integrated process where environmental
factors, the flexibility of space, the life cycle of building
materials and bioclimatic strategies intersect, and to optimize
the architectural form with the use of Ecotect software. Each
day will begin with a short lecture on the theme of the workshop.
The workshop will start with the description of two case studies
of realized projects of architecture and cooperation - two schools
realized by ARC? in Palestine - and of several examples of sustainable
auto-construction architectures. Sustainable building techniques,
innovative uses of low cost and recycled materials, specific
needs, participation proceedings, education of inhabitants in
auto-construction techniques will be the target topics. Participants
will be involved in the analysis and creation of a proposal
for an auto-construction project in the city of Milan. This
project will focus on gypsies communities auto-constructed villages,
on the possibility to build an identity collective place of
the whole gypsies community and integrate it with the existing
surrounding city and local communities. The attended result
of the workshop is a prototypic project of urban sustainability
for auto-constructed buildings and spaces in the physical city,
which can lay foundations for a new kind of future urban and
Lerdell Architect & Kersten Harries Architect
Workshop will be working with the Gau:di competition
where the assignment is to create a covered market that should
also serve as a social space.
"Students should choose a site in an existing urban context
on which they are to design a small and multi-functional hall
which is able to satisfy a range of community needs - market,
exhibitions, street theatre and musical performances - as well
as simply being a place of meeting and interaction for local
residents, the elderly, schoolchildren, workers… at various
times of day and night. Students should focus on the social
identity of their project and on the quality of its relationship
with both the public realm and the local people - as well as
on the use of both economic and sustainable material." (http://studentcompetition.citechaillot.fr/program.html)
We will work with a site within the city of Milan which has
been chosen because of its undefined urban character and where
the implementation of such a structure could have an impact
on the urban life and social connectivity of the inhabitants.
The workshop will start with research investigating the specific
needs of the chosen area by site studies and interviews with
the residents. The final proposal should be made out of recyclable
material and be possible to build in a 1:1 scale.
|| Luca Strada Associati
Workshop introduces the first application of the "Clessidra™"
(The Hourglass), the most important element in the creation
of a "Fattoria Urbana" (Urban Farm) This element expresses a
particular capacity to organize a different relationship between
life and work in time management for individuals, groups or
communities with traversing social, generational, economic and
cultural options. A New Building Sustainability for a New Way
Luca Strada Associati Workshop propone la prima applicazione
della "Clessidra"™ elemento caratterizzante nella realizzazione
di una "Fattoria Urbana" (Urban Farm); elemento che esprime
la sua particolare capacit? di organizzare un diverso rapporto
"vita-lavoro" nella gestione del tempo dei singoli, dei gruppi
e delle comunit?, con opzioni trasversali di tipo generazionale
sociale, economico e culturale.
workshop proposes the creation of a social housing building
in a brownfield in Bovisa (MI) in collaboration with Consorzio
Cooperative Lavoratori, a leading cooperative association in
Milan, who will be responsible for drafting the functional program
and will participate in the design reviews.
+ StudioWOK Architects
Public places are strategically important in the urban fabric:
streets, squares and parks are catalysts for cultural and social
activities, promote integration and create the conditions for
a collective identity. They determine the quality of life both
at city level and especially in the neighborhoods.
Milan tends to concentrate all group activities in a few privileged
areas, but it needs to rediscover the importance of gathering
places that give meaning to the concept of the city: the city
as a meeting place. Transforming existing urban voids, paying
attention to the design of public space and upgrading the currently
degraded public places would be strategic for the social and
economic development for entire areas of the city.
Our workshop intends to develop the theme of urban sustainability
as quality of life expressed through the use of public place.
For this reason we want to create a network of gardens, parks,
squares, temporary public spaces, playgrounds, both existing
and newly created, each within a 10 minute walk of the next.
The neighborhood of Bovisa will be the case study and the main
area of work, both for its particular urban characteristics
and due to its proximity to where the workshop will take place.
The workshop's aim is the feasibility and sustainability of
projects that will be studied because at the end of this experience
we want to make a real and concrete proposal for the area of
THEME A: SAN CRISTOFORO (team 4 people) San
Cristoforo is an historical industrial neighbourhood located
in the south west of Milan, divided in fragmented patterns,
rich of functions and different typologies. A transformation
process in the area it's already began but it needs to be coordinated
in respect of a general planning line for its public spaces
OBJECTIVE: Recover neighbourhood centrality and its green connections
system with Parco Sud to promote the development of a social
sustainability. Develop and promote projects on existing and
new public spaces observing the general project of local neighbourhoods
proposed in the PGT (Piano di Governo del Territorio).
TEMA A: SAN CRISTOFORO (team di 4 persone) San Cristoforo e
un quartiere storico e industriale, situato a sud ovest di Milano,
? frammentato al suo interno e ricco di funzioni e tipologie
differenti. E' gia in corso un processo di trasformazione che
andrebbe coordinato rispetto ad un principio progettuale generale
sulla sua rete di spazi pubblici.
OBIETTIVO: Recuperare le centralita del quartiere e il suo sistema
di connessioni verdi al Parco Sud per promuovere lo sviluppo
della sostenibilita sociale. Sviluppare progetti sugli spazi
pubblici esistenti e proporne nuovi nel rispetto del progetto
generale delle centralita locali proposte nel Pgt.
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MIC Mobility in Chain Workshop will deal with THEME A:
A.1 (4 people team): A.1 (4 people team): Split
level junction: a need for downgrading
Il workshop propone uno sguardo nuovo sulla città e sui suoi
spazi, liberandosi da un retaggio ancora del secolo scorso,
che alimenta in un circolo vizioso i volumi di traffico aumentando
la capacitu delle infrastrutture. Prendendo in esame Piazza
Maggi, c dell'infrastruttura in un contesto potenzialmente urbano,
si indaga la progressiva de infrastrutturazione e riconfigurazione
del nodo, alla ricerca di una riconquistata, nuova urbanitu.
The workshop aims to reconsider the cit from last century planning,
which feeds a vicious circle where the answer to larger traffic
volumes is an increase in infrastructural capacity. Piazza Maggi
is a controversial site and prime example o the supremacy of
infrastructure over the urban environment. The workshop will
investigate the progressive reduction in the amount of infrastructure
and the node's reconfiguration in order to gain a new and deserved
A.2 (4 people team): Road "diet"
Prendendo spunto dalla profonda penetrazione della A7 nella
cinta urbana, originariamente progettata per garantire il movimento
espresso in ingresso nel centro città, si affronta il tema del
downgrade dell'asta. Anche in questo caso l'obiettivo infrastrutturale
ed alla conseguente frammentazione degli spazi e della connettività
urbana, ricucendo il tessuto - con la creazione di nuove relazioni
The A7 motorway's deep penetration within the urban fabric will
be the starting point for an analysis of the downgrade of the
axis. Originally designed to provide an express connection towards
the city centre, the gigantic infrastructure creates a frac
spaces and severs connectivity. The aim of the workshop is to
stitch the two sides back together, amending the fracture by
introducing new transversal relations and connections.
Johansson Architect Workshop
will deal with Theme C, New Building Sustainability, and will
focus in working with a narrow infill task in Milan. The workshop
will be based at the Politecnico di Milano, Bovisa.
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Mandarini Architect Marchingenio Workshop will
develop innovative concepts and projects of architecture and
design on issues of the redevelopment of brownfield sites, the
industrial archeology (specifically the former Italcementi in
Bergamo), landscaping and new models of cities thought of as
living organisms that rotate around the needs of the human.
workshop will be based at the Politecnico di Milano, Bovisa.
Workshop in collaboration with the Green Building Council of
Colombo Architect, Landscape Architect & Opps Studio Workshop
will deal with Theme A as a "Urban landscape project".
Inside the historic urban grid of Milan, three open-air micro
spaces will be located, capable of creating one unique green
"continuum". A landscape project will be designed in these spaces,
meant as a new urban landscape, in which public space and young
people will be atthe project core. Materials will be sustainable
and natural, while architecture will be elevated, light as stilts,
Senza Frontiere Italia Workshop aims to engage students
in a participatory design process, which recognizes residents
as active agents of change rather than passive recipients. The
workshop will take place in the Bovisa area in Milan, and will
focus on the neighborhood's abandoned and residual open spaces
- simultaneously addressing the tangible and intangible resources
that might allow for the re-appropriation of these spaces by
Bovisa's residents. The workshop will incorporate different
activities and will be divided into three main phases: diagnosis,
dreaming, and re-interpretation. The first phase will encompass
explorative walks and interviews around the neighborhood, aimed
at identifying community resources - be they physical or social.
The second phase will include the critical mapping of current
problems and opportunities, and their appraisal by key community
stakeholders. The third phase will focus on the designerly reinterpretation
of data by workshop participants. As outcome, the workshop aims
to generate a preliminary design brief for the collaborative,
community-led requalification of residual open spaces in the
||ORGANIC LIVING ARCHITECTURE:
from material sustainability to spiritual sustainability
Under THEME C this workshop is entitled "Building a new sustainability",
and proposes a design process focused on the method and content
of organic living. This current of modern architecture, originated
by the impulse of spiritual science of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925),
sees the building activity as a way the man has to know himself
and the world, to make concrete its place in the world and cooperate
to transform it. The building activity is together art and science,
and architecture at the same time acts as liaison between the
work of individual self and the cosmos. The workshop will propose
a design path about observation and practical knowledge at various
levels of the building site, meeting with the client and his
needs, will lead in stages to the definition of a project. The
tools available are going to be: the body as the seat of their
human perceptions and experiences, their thinking activities
and their faculties of artistic sensibility. The concrete means
shall be free-hand drawing, geometric modeling, and construction
of three-dimensional models. The style of work, the observing
and doing, the listening and proposing, the dialogue and the
encounter. The language is Italian and/or German with English
||OPEN WORKSHOP “INTERIOR
LANDSCAPE” Curatori: Proff.ri Paolo Mestriner e Massimiliano
Spadoni. Tutor: Erica Rodolfi, Guglielmo Comini, Michele Corno
Il workshop si pone l'obiettivo di realizzare un frammento legato
all'immaginario collettivo, un oggetto simbolico in grado di
evocare i due termini richiamati nel titolo: Paesaggio | Interiore.
Attraverso il recupero/reciclo di materiale ligneo si opererà
in auto-costruzione. Il workshop e aperto a 10/20 persone ed
e articolato in questo modo:
- 1o giorno: illustrazione del tema e del concept - lezione
frontale su esperienze analoghe svolte negli ultimi due anni
dai docenti – dimensionamento del progetto e definizione dei
dettagli – analisi dei materiali recuperati e disposizione degli
stessi per il lavoro - studio degli snodi – divisione in due
gruppi di lavoro. -
- 2o/3o/4og: costruzione
- 5o giorno: presentazione
The workshop wants to achieve as the final goal the realization
of a fragment related to the public imaginary, a symbolic object
able to recall the terms pointed out in the title: Landscape
Interior. Through the recover/recycling of the wood the work
will be based onto selfconstruction. The workshop is open to
10 to 20 persons, and will be organized as follows:
- Day 1: explanation of the main theme/concept- lecture about
similar experiences done by the teachers in the last years.
Dimensioning of the project and detail drawings. Check and disposal
of the reycled material. Joint design, organization of the group
in two different teams.
- Day 2, 3 , 4: construction
- Day 5: presentation of the work.
||THE EARTH CHILD
HOUSE The EARTH CHILD HOUSE is a that grew in the last 25
years in the mind of a group of people living between America
and Europe and that finally, in September 2010, has been adopted
by two Sardinian Communities: Santu Lussurgiu and Villanova
Monteleone. They accepted the challenge and declared to be ready
to have in their own territory the first two EARTH CHILD HOUSES.
The Vision: The EARTH CHILD HOUSE is a place dedicated to severely
ill children that need to be in contact with Beauty and Mother
Earth. These children usually spend a long time in controlled,
aseptic rooms in hospitals, being treated with heavy therapies.
During these times, their horizon is limited to their hospital
room - walls, ceiling, a window to gaze to Life sliding outside,
sometimes within an urban landscape. Now, imagine a mother and
a father that want to give their child a week of peace, beauty
and caring in a safe, cared and natural site. It is very difficult
for them to find such a place that at the same time is conceived
to answer the critical needs of their own child. City parks,
resorts, do not guarantee them the comfort, the cleanness, the
assistance and the conditions, nor the serenity that are so
important in these situations.
The EARTH CHILD HOUSE it is not a promise of healing. But for
sure, these parents would like to give their daughters and sons
a precious time for their body and spirit to experience freely
and safely their own being with Life and Nature. And this has
to be open to every child, no matter the social and financial
possibilities, the nationality, the origin, the religion, the
The concept: The EARTH CHILD HOUSE is developed around a protected
natural environment, that hosts trees, plants, water, butterflies,
birds, inside a special greenhouse building that will guests
mothers and children for one whole week, assisted by competent
and specially prepared persons. The greenhouse is a small natural
forest, rich of tropical plants, with little birds singing and
flying inside, where the children can live, play and sleep safely
and happily being close to their mothers and having the basic
care and all the possible assistance they need. The building
is free from any possible pollutant, metals, artificially induced
magnetic fields and it is monitored periodically in order to
avoid as much as possible any contamination. Air and water will
be filtered and cleaned before their use inside the greenhouse,
while plants and birds will be checked before being admitted
in it and also during their own lifetime inside the House. The
main building, then will be served by four main satellites:
the entrance filter, the services for water and electricity,
heating/cooling conditioning plants annex, the hygienic - baths
and toilets, plus infirmary annex, the small kitchen and dining
hall annex. All these buildings will be included inside a circular
space and all the environment around them will be a cared, at
the same time wild and harmonized, typical Sardinian landscape.
In fact, the design of the EARTH CHILD HOUSE will be conceived
as an evolution of the traditional nuraghe constructions, naturally
adapted to the functions and aims of this project. All the energy
supply will be based on renewable sources only - sun and wind
- while the continuous current will be adopted for the distribution.
The use of natural building materials will be enhanced.
Zichi & Arch. Amit Anafi | CIS-E | Scuola Master F.lli Pesenti
| Politecnico di Milano Workshop:
The goal of the present workshop is to provide basic tools and
practical knowledge on using sustainable architecture for the
specific activity of recovering and renovating existing, obsolete,
urban structures. The object of the workshop is the ex-Innocenti-Maserati
This site, classified as Industrial archeology, is located in
the Rubattino neighbourhood (Zona 3), adjacent to the ringroad
that encircles the eastern part of Milan, separating it from
The aim is to develop a concept plan for re-using the old structure,
creating a multi-functional space, a "micro cosmos", containing
social activities such as theatres, libraries, contemporary
art galleries and workshops for young artists and designers,
surrounded by an educational-agricultural park and a "? KM"
market growing and selling products "on site".
The concept is to preserve the existing steel structure, creating
a "building within a building" where the diverse social and
commercial functions co-exist inside a building characterized
by high energetic efficiency and low CO2 emissions thanks also
to the application of bio-climatic solutions.
The design process, will use a multidisciplinary approach, building
on the contribution of experts from different fields related
to the project and in particular: light engineering, LEED development,
Life Cycle Assessment, bio-climatic architecture, plant design,
vertical greenery, computer assisted energy simulation, and
active glass systems. Representatives of the industry will give
lecture and provide technical supervision. Globally, the recovery
of abandoned urban structures and their transformation into
new spaces at the service of the city and its citizens, is a
crucial theme in the sustainable development of major cities.
Sustainable architecture practice is the only responsible choice
in giving abandoned structures a new life, its visitors a pleasant
and comfortable space and the city a better, livable future.
Bovati & Prof. Monica Lavagna, Architects with
tutors arch. Ester Dede, arch. Davide Ferrari,
arch. Elena Scattolini Workshop:
Rigenerare per abitare
Il tema proposto riguarda la rigenerazione architettonica, tipologica
ed energetica di un edificio residenziale del moderno milanese,
individuato nell'ambito dei quartieri del '900 presenti nella
zona ovest di Milano, versante urbano interessato da importanti
processi di trasformazione legati all'EXPO 2015. L'obiettivo
del lavoro consiste nel focalizzare l'attenzione sul degrado
ambientale, fisico-spaziale e sociale delle aree periferiche
urbane e metropolitane, al fine di sperimentare possibilit?
di intervento progettuale volte alla loro riqualificazione e
in grado di invertire quei processi di periferizzazione e regressione
urbana che interessano diverse aree, sia interne al corpo urbano
che disposte nelle aree marginali e di frangia. L'esercitazione
si applicher? ad un edificio del quartiere Gescal di Quarto
Cagnino (1963-83); le ipotesi di lavoro e le aspettative consistono
in una serie di azioni finalizzate ad attribuire caratteri di
sostenibilit? ambientale e sociale allo spazio edificato e allo
spazio aperto, e sono riassumibili secondo tre temi principali:
1) ridefinizione tipologico-distributiva dell'edificio, secondo
nuove funzioni previste in relazione a EXPO 2015 (casa atelier
e residenza temporanea) e secondo una corretta strategia distributiva
in relazione all'esposizione solare;
2) riqualificazione energetica da perseguire attraverso creazione
di serre solari, posizionamento di sistemi di schermature frangisole
e revisione del sistema delle aperture, compatibilmente con
le caratteristiche tecnico-costruttive dell'edificio;
3) revisione critica, riorganizzazione e ridisegno degli spazi
aperti e degli spazi comuni interni e al piede degli edifici,
in funzione del raggiungimento di obiettivi di sostenibilit?
sociale. Il workshop si svolger? presso la sede Leonardo del
Politecnico di Milano.
Regenerating for living
The theme concerns the architectural, typological and energetic
regeneration of a modern residential building, located in the
'900 historic districts of the western part of Milan. This part
of the Town will be affected by outstanding urban transformation
processes as a consequence of the EXPO 2015.
The aim of the workshop is to focus the attention on environmental,
spatial and social degradation of metropolitan urban and suburban
areas, Having the opportunity to experience a design intervention
aimed at their requalification. The intervention will attempt
to reverse the processes of urban regression and peripheralization,
affecting different areas, both inside and adjacent to the urban
body. The exercise will have as an object a building in the
Gescal - Quarto Cagnino district (built between 1963-83). The
main working hypothesis consist of a series of interventions
combining characteristics of environmental and social sustainability,
in orderto shape both built-up and open spaces and can be summarized
in three main themes:
1) typological and distributional redefinition of the building,
according to new functions related to the EXPO 2015 (atelier-house
and temporary housing), and in relation to sun exposure;
2) energetic requalification using: solar greenhouses, shielding
sunscreens or brise-soleil and modifying windows dimensions
and positioning - respecting the technical and structural characteristics
of the building;
3) Critical review, reorganization and rearrangement of open
spaces and common areas, both internal and external to the building,
in order to achieve a socialy sustainable organization of the
space. The workshop will be based at the Politecnico di Milano,
+ Logh | Milano Workshop:
Regali urbani di Ghigos ideas + Logh
Walk down the street and imagine unexpected gifts that buildings
present to public space; unexpected appendices, unforeseen functions
that let you look at pieces of furniture fooling around thus
creating a voluptuous urban design as they populate sidewalks
and cross people's life. Every building has an its own distinct
character, result of its history and inhabitants: thus don't
be surprised if all of those start to open up to the city in
a peculiar way, stepping out a little of themselves to show
the most inner thoughts and feelings of its inhabitants. It's
an urbanism that "born from the interiors" to be sprawled in
urban areas, blurring the boundaries between public and private
spaces. Those gifts could be seats offered to travelers, a ball
to play with against the wall, huge screens to cast refreshing
shadows, a tap that spring from the fence, blank walls for new
writers or bricks that build shelters for stray dogs. Thousands
of different looks embody a city full of surprises. Citizens
can choose what kind of freebie donate to the city, revealing
thus a little about themselves. It would turn the city into
a family of characterized buildings, that everyone could feel
more intimate, could manage to recognize and perceive like friend.
People's homes open to city populating its spaces with marks
and stamps of their daily life. If the city would employ this
approach as a method of urban redevelopment and appropriation,
the "donation plan" would wishfully become a planning tool.
It would be a plan to propose "an urbanism of sharing", really
close to people as far as it once will enable their direct expression,
not imposing choices from above.
WORKING GUIDE: The workshop will begin with a site investigation,
a direct research that will be made of interviews with residents:
to gather knowledge of rites, daily habits, behaviors and "intersections"
that can fully depict the urban fragment. This will be a small
urban portion, a street or a square, that participants are later
called to upgrade with irony and provocation: investigations
and talks to inhabitants will such set the background for the
project. The final results are going to be very unusual pieces
of street furniture, concepts that could make new cities, installations
between public and private spaces, a small open-air exhibition,
a series of daydreams that people can, step by step, meet on
the road. As a matter of fact at the end of the workshop contributors
will be asked to realize prototypes of their project, using
recycled materials and operating with any of the resources the
city will let them available.
Cofano, Emanuele Bortolotti, Stylianos Marinakis, Gyler Mydyti
two archaeologies" archaeological garden + gasometers park
Through the medium of the project tool, the workshop tends to
reflect on the improvement of environmental quality, aesthetics
and cultural contexts of historic cities. The working group,
made up of architects, urban planners and landscape architects,
aims to build up landscaping proposals, concrete and fostered
in two different urban situations of Milan: within the historical
urban tissue and in an ex-industrial suburban area . The proposed
topics have to be developed favoring the use of natural and
mineral materials compatible with the "different natures" of
the selected sites.
Site A: Historical center of Milan: archaeological garden of
the Roman amphitheater.
Construction of a botanical garden next to the Antiquarian building
and the Roman amphitheater in Milan. [Actions: design of the
retaining wall of the land between the present quote and the
quote of the Roman city; project of ramps down to the excavation
(- 4.50 m); intervention on the bottom of the excavation and
between the remains of the monument foundations].
Site B: Milan-Bovisa: Technological Park of gasometers.
Redevelopment of an ex-industrial area in vocation to university
and research. [Actions: reclamation of the terrain through the
planting of selected tree species; landscaping intervention
through the use of plants, trees and shrubs which require a
low maintenance; identification of the system of routes and
the interconnections with the university buildings and railway
stations; recovery of gasometers through a project of roofs,
stairs, walkways and lighting].
Francesca Tenchini, architect
& Elena Verri, architect Telefono Azzurro Workshop
proposal is the design of a Thematic park on chilhood's rights,
a workshop organized by Telefono Azzuro with pedagogues and
Titolo : Fateci Spazio!
Se un paese, sia esso una metropoli o una piccola citta della
provincia,punta l'attenzione sui bisogni dei bambini come
protagonisti della propria comunita, allora questo e un luogo
per il quale non e difficile prevedere un bel futuro. Tanto
piu c'e attenzione per l'infanzia e tanto piu si puo parlare
di sostenibilita…ma lo spazio e in particolare lo spazio pubblico,
se disegnato in un certo modo puo stimolare e/o influire anche
sulle relazioni? E quando si tratta di bambini e famiglie?
Di che tipo di relazioni si tratta? Ma soprattutto cosa si
cela dietro alla frase 'a misura di bambino'? Esistono dei
Il workshop proposto da Telefono Azzurro e condotto dall'Arch.
Francesca Tenchini parte dal presupposto che 'fare grande
una citta significhi prendersi cura del piccolo' e che progettare
e pensare spazi per i bambini debba essere un gioco tremendamente
serio e in particolare un gioco di squadra e di cooperazione
La creativita, l'arte, l'architettura e il design come soluzione
dei problemi comuni, come continua invenzione e costruzione
di oggetti, di luoghi, ma anche di tempi e di interazioni
della vita quotidiana.
2 quindi i livelli che si affronteranno:
- Un livello meta che portera a riflettere sullo sguardo e
la capacita che un architetto deve avere per sperimentarsi
in progetti 'a misura di bambino'
- Un livello progettuale-esecutivo per progettare uno spazio
aperto in Bovisa in un'area che metta in comunicazione il
Politecnico con le famiglie di un quartiere spesso citato
nei piani di sviluppo di Milano
Telefono Azzurro committente e ideatore della tematica del
workshop intende sviluppare il tema parlando di diritti dell'infanzia
e di relazione bambino-bambino e bambino-adulto. Si prevedono
quindi oltre alla visione di progetti e interventi realizzati
in Italia e all'estero per e con i bambini, al sopralluogo
dell'area di progetto e allo lo sviluppo dell'idea sino al
dettaglio esecutivo, interventi e lezioni da parte dei referenti
di Telefono Azzurro, di una pedagogista che da anni collabora
con realta museali e culturali per l'infanzia a livello Europeo
ed un' integrazione del Prof Luigi Baldini Buti sull'ergonomia.
Materiale necessario per il workshop:
- Conoscenza della carta dei diritti dei Bambini
- Ricerca di spazi all'aperto dedicati ai Bambini - Mezza
pagina dal titolo 'Gioco come un bambino quando…'
Equipe - Arch. Francesca Tenchini, Arch. Elena Verri, Dottoressa
Barbara Forresi, Dottoressa Raffaela Corrias (Telefono Azzuro),
Dottoressa Elisa Rota.
Title: give us a place!
If a place, whether it is a metropolis or a small town focuses
its attention on children's needs being children protagonists
of their own community, then it would be a place where it
is easy to look forward to a good future. The more you care
about childhood the most we can speak of sustainability….
a place, a public place, if designed in a peculiar way, could
it enhance and/or influence relationships? And when it comes
to children and families? Which kind of relationships are
these? In particular what does 'child friendly' really mean?
Are there any common rules? Telefono Azzurro workshop hosted
by the architect Francesca Tenchini is based on the idea that
it is necessary to take care of the little to make a city
a great one and that designing and imagining child friendly
places should be an extremely serious game and especially
a team game and interdisciplinary cooperation. Creativity,
art, architecture and design as a solution to common issues,
as the continuous invention and creation of new objects and
places, but also of timing and interaction in everyday life.
Therefore two different levels will be approached:
- A goal level in which we will study the vision and ability
that an architect should have while approaching a child friendly
- An executive project level during which we will design an
open space in the Bovisa area that will create a connection
between the Politecnico University and the local families
living in an area often mentioned in Milan development plan.
Telefono Azzurro is the proposer of the workshop which would
like the project to be developed through the children rights
theme and child-child and child-adult relationship.
The schedule includes:
- projects and interventions in Italy and foreign countries
for and with babies
- field trip to the project area
- development of a fully detailed executive project
- classes held by Telefono Azzurro members and by a pedagogist
that has been cooperating over the years with European level
cultural activities and museums, a presentation by Professor
Luigi Baldini Buti regarding ergonomics.
Suggested material for the workshop:
- Knowledge of The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
(20 November 1989)
- Research on open-air places for children
- Half a page essay entitled 'I play like a child when…'
Workshop team: Arch. Francesca Tenchini, Arch. Elena Verri,
Doctor Barbara Forresi, Doctor Raffaela Corrias (Telefono
Azzuro), Dr. Elisa Rota.
Arch. Tobia Repossi | ZonaUno Workshop: CARDBOARD
The workshop aim is to design and build cardboard furniture
objects for temporary installations with microwave cardboard.
Microwave cardboard is a lightweight, easy to carry and assemble,
because ecologically recycled and recyclable. We will investigate
the world of exhibitions, events temporary furnishing. The basics
of industrial processes, manufacturing, assembly and logistics
of designing with cardboard will be given by lessons or through
external communications by visiting professors. At the end of
the workshop we will produce the exhibition for the final presentation
of the Ecoweek workshops, and eventually worthy projects will
be chosen by Mobili in Cartone™ for production (after the economic
agreements with the authors).
FORESTAZIONE URBANA with architect Alessandro Ferrari and
agronomist Sergio Pellizzoni Workshop:
In designing the proposed is the intensification of the natural
components of the green area in the city: the lab aims to
create a 'theme garden' (= giardino tematico) dedicated to
bees and/or carrier pigeons, in line with those already built
or planned within the park (orchard, urban gardens or water
garden...). To create a 'theme garden' means create a place
where citizens can view the world of bees and beekeeper (just
to mention one example); means bringing people to the world
of bees and its products, including through direct experimentation.
The topic of workshop is the result of work of the staff of
the Centre with architect Alessandro Ferrari and agronomist
Sergio Pellizzoni, leaders of the workshop.
The four days reserved to the design, will be organized as
The following activities will be carried out at the Boscoincitta
park, with lunch break on your own.
- Introduction to the origin of the Centro per la Forestazione
Urbana (Center for Urban Forestry), highlighting the design,
construction, management objectives and methodologies.
- Illustration of 'theme gardens' already designed and carried
out by the Centre. The project that will be developed during
the workshop will be coherent with what presented (use of
natural materials, participatory development, functional and
landscape coherence, sustainability management ...).
- Detailed presentation of the project brief.
- Time-depth to collect materials and specifications (availability
of library and internet access).
- Visit to the 'theme gardens' and to project area.
- Visit to a apiary and a station for carrier pigeons.
- Development of the project (Politecnico di Milano - Bovisa).
- During the working day will be organized project verification
meetings with leaders and other employees with different skills.
- Morning: development of the project (Politecnico di Milano
- Afternoon: Visit the project area to test the developed
Project development and preparation of workshop presentation
( Politecnico di Milano - Bovisa).
The Centre is equipped with sleeping quarters at the park
site near the center of the intervention.
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ECOWEEK 2009: Workshops
2009: Ecology + Leadership + Architecture Workshop
The interdisciplinary design workshops of ECOWEEK 2009
dealt with the site of the former international airport of Athens
in Hellenikon. The groups did not attempt to repeat the international
competition on the site; neither give tips to improve the official
plans for the site; neither attempted to impose architectural
symbols and schemes from abroad. The workshops rather attempted
to re-approach this important site for Athens and the residents
of the Metropolitan city, based on ecology, locality, community
and sustainability. More
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