EUROPIA, URBAN REGENERATION MODEL
“You are sitting and smoking; you believe that you are sitting in your pipe, and that your pipe is smoking you; you are exhaling yourself in bluish clouds. You feel just fine in this position, and only one thing gives you worry or concern: how will you ever be able to get out of your pipe?”
This is the story of a process. It’s the story of regeneration. It’s the story of a land and its community. It’s the story of an opportunity granted. It tells about people and their social relations, it speaks about cooperation, solidarity and creativity. It involves public authorities, private companies and it gives value to scientific communities and industrial associations. It spreads nature, art and it deals with new production and material/immaterial wealth. It applies ideas, strategies and it fabricates products, prototypes, generating a resilient formula of flow and outflow. It takes account of the system of growth/decline and it makes hope.
Everything starts from the awareness of common identity that consists of cultural and historical heritage. It goes beyond ethnic differences and gradually it spreads an unstoppable hope of rebirth. It starts from a common and shared project characterized by high-tech qualities and able to receive, analyze and update itself. It takes from through a concession to local communities of a hybrid and malleable spaces able to inseminate new activities and knowledge. In response to a depressed territory in the heart of the historic city and in response to a failed industrial system, as there are many in Europe.
LOCATION: ANCONA, IT
AWARD: HONORABLE MENTION
TYPE: INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION PROMOTED BY EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND ATELIER PAEMA