opening 9 June, 18.00
through to 10 July 2011
Carlo Scarpa Hall
The philological restoration of an ancient hamlet at Rosciolo – Magliano dei Marsi, a glass school with a 50% energy saving at Bisceglie, a library with a garden at its centre in Campobasso, a piazza repairing a gash in the territory in San Giorgio Morgeto and an urban park concealing new underground structures in Matera.
Rather than just design ideas, these are results in the making from the architectural competitions of the Qualità Italia – Projects for the quality of architecture programme promoted by the General Directorate for the Landscape, the Fine Arts, Architecture and Contemporary Art of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Department for Development and Cohesion of the Ministry for Economic Development in collaboration with the Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily regions.
The exhibition Architettura in con/corso. The Qualità Italia Experiment will feature the methodologies and good practices of the experimental programme, the on-going debate and the winning designs from the 12 competitions and the special prize reserved for young designers presented through drawings, models and video interviews with the designers in a format configured as “thematic chambers”.
Public spaces and piazzas: System of piazzas at Rionero in Vulture (PZ), extended hotel in the hamlet of Rosciolo – Magliano dei Marsi (AQ), urban redevelopment at S. Giorgio Morgeto (RC);
Places of culture: Library at Campobasso, cultural centre at Olivadi (CZ), infants’ school at Bisceglie (BT), scholastic campus at Quartu S.Elena (CA), cultural centre at Montesilvano (PE);
New city gates: Intermodal centre at Oristano, urban garden and underground structures at Matera, sea front at Pantelleria (TP), Porto Piccolo – South Lot at Siracusa
Young Italians Quality Prize: the winning design for an urban park at Matera .
On the occasion of the inauguration on 9 June, the exhibition will be accompanied by the conference Qualità Italia_Projects for the quality of architecture in the MAXXI Auditorium, from 10.30 through to 17.30.