Monday 15 January
15.00 - 17.00 - Hall Rogers

Opening Seminar 
Welcome and Presentation

Ilaria Valente 
Dean, School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction 

MIAW Theme Introduction
Carolina Pacchi Professor of Urban Planning, Polimi
Filippo Orsini, Gennaro Postiglione, Alessandro Rocca 
MIAW scientific committee

Keynote Lecture
Albena Yaneva University of Manchester, UK
Five Ways to Make Architecture Political

17.00 – 19.00 (WS rooms)
Brief on WS organization

Tuesday 16 January
9.15 - 17.15 Workshop and area survey
17.30 - 18.10 Speed Talk 2x20’- Room III.B
with Paulo David Abreu / Geir Brendeland chairman Gennaro Postiglione

Wednesday 17 January
9.15 - 13.00 Workshop
13.30 - 14.10 Speed Talk 2x20’Room III.B
with Sebastian Adamo / Bostjan Vuga chairman Alessandro Rocca
14.30 - 19.15 Workshop

Thursday 18 January
9.15 - 13.00 / 14.30 - 19.15 Workshop
13.30 - 14.10 - Room III.B
Lecture by Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright(Baracco+Wright Architects)
Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity
Introduction by Gennaro Postiglione

Friday 19 January
9.15 - 13.00 / 14.30 - 19.15 Workshop
13.30 - 13.50 Speed Talk 1x20’ - Room III.B
with Luis Basabe Montalvo, chairman Bertrando Bonfantini

Monday 22 January
9.15 - 13.00 / 14.30 - 19.15 Workshop
13.30 - 14.10 Speed Talk 2x20’ - Hall Rogers
with Neven Fuchs / Georg Reinberg chairman Marco Bovati

Tuesday 23 January 
9.15 - 19.15 Workshop
Wednesday 24 January 
9.15 -19.15 Workshop 
16.15 - 18.15 Project preview
Simona Collarini ( Head of Urban Planning, Comune di Milano)
Corinna Morandi (vice-President, Milanese Architects' Association)
Anna Prat (Comune di Milano, Piano periferie)
Demetrio Scopelliti (Advisor for Urban Planning, Comune di Milano)

Thursday 25 January 
Closing Seminar & Finissage 
9.15 - 15.30 Exhibition Setup, Building 11, 1st floor
16.00-18.00 Talks and Drinks
Ilaria Valente 
Dean, School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction
Gabriele Pasqui
Head of Department of Architecture and Urban Studies
Filippo Orsini, Gennaro Postiglione, Alessandro Rocca 
Miaw Scientific Committee

MIAW 2018 Program Booklet PDF


LIVING PERIPHERY Architecture as Public Space    


Since 2014, every Miaw edition focused on a specific area, theme or question related with the architectural and urban transformation of Milan, so that the outcoming projects were a relevant contribution for a vision of the future city.
In this edition 2018, Miaw studios will concentrate around some strategic urban areas, as part of the regeneration program of the peripheries, both in the sphere of academic research (Ri-formare Milano – Periferie), and political programming at the local, national (Piano delle Periferie), and international (C-40 Reinventing Cities) levels.
The general theme of this edition is “architecture in periphery”, and the question is “how can architecture improve public space and relations in places that suffer a lack of sociality, urbanity and formal order”.
The role of public space − that belongs to and defines community life at a both real and symbolic level − has clearly taken center stage in the debate on the critical issues of the contemporary city, and will be central to the workshop program.
The issues now affecting the development of urban space demonstrate the obsolescence of the traditional techniques and instruments of urban planning and design: the management of environments that are both physically and socially degraded is calling now for new solutions.

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PAULO DAVID_build in time | first week

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Luis Basabe Montalvo_Making Process Public



THE CITY IS A PROCESS, and not a mere product. The city is furthermore a mesh of divergent processes, led by a big range of actors, which follow different directions, interests and values. It can be understood as an intense battlefield, in which different factions of capital, politics and institutions try to spatialize their concurrent power projects, but in which also disempowered citizenship and democracy have a chance to flourish.

In that sense, the city is too complicated to be “designed” as a result. Authorship does not seem to be the proper tool for the definition of large and complex urban environments, and architects, urban designers and planners have to rethink their role in the production of urbanity, in order to allow A BIG RANGE OF STAKEHOLDERS – public body, real estate developers and investors with different scales, co-ops and communities, and also citizens- into the urban negotiation. Only a city, which can be produced by all, can be really democratic.

The conventional apparatus of architecture and planning appears as highly inadequate to deal with such a complex system as the contemporary city has become. Product and object oriented, it fails to describe a reality, which has much more to do with processes and relations than with results. We need NEW TOOLS, able to describe and transform the production rather than the products, and the processes rather than the objects. We need new models, able to represent the different actors’ visions and interests, and to manage their intense negotiations on this new urban arena. Continue reading

Sebastian Adamo_Living Market

Material culture, consumption and  indeterminacy in the contemporary city

  1. Hypothesis.

We are quite clear about what kinf of food, supplies or clothing will go along with us the rest of our days, but we can not determine with certainty where or how we will reach them… The indeterminacy, precisely, has been slowly advancing on everything we had learned about the commercial exchange space. The speed with which our object system undergoes format changes without physical presence forces us to imagine new scenarios. The image associated with the market or its typological correlate has lost weight at the same time as the activities it contains have diversified. Its organization has stopped responding to a functional program -now overflowing and unstable- and its projection over time has been relativized until to the moment that having a market for a single type of consumption is no longer as reassuring as it used to be.

  1. Objectives.

The workshop “Living Market.” will be the ambit where these transformations will boost the construction of a new agenda for the trade space, thus obliging us to review the extent to which our project tools are still valid. The city -understood as the ideal laboratory where to test this notion of habitat- will be the area of ​​essay that will dialogue with these transformations.

  1. Exercise.

A building will be projected on the site where today the Gorla Market resides, a neighborhood in Milan that begins a process of incorporating new programs by opening up to the possibility of modifying its identity. It will not work as a building with a single programmatic purpose, it can be a market and -at the same time- much more. We will only project a property: a construction that is denominated in its notarial terms and not through its programs or functions. This kind of zero degree imposed as a starting point will aim to facilitate the appearance of unexpected uses and social groupings.

Paulo David Abreu_De Montel Stables, Build IN (and WITH) Time

01. The exercise arises from the confrontation between the physical transformation of a place, the operation in the peripheral space of the city and the underlying social experience.
With this assumption, and similarly to acupuncture, we propose a mode of absorption of the past, a use of memory as an operative element in the search for project alarm clocks. The aim is to test the importance of the slow course, time and face-toface analysis as a process of (re) discovery and understanding of forgotten places in cities that have in themselves the potentialities to be important orthoses in the urban fabric.
We propose speculation about programs emerging from past circumstances, but that have the potential to create a critical position in the present.
What are these moments of connection in the cities today?

02. The project process should be approached in four structuring

03. The development and submission of tenders shall meet the
following criteria:
03.01 Phenomenological analysis through a guided course
03.02 Morphological analysis of the place
03.03 Historical analysis of the place and the evolution / expansion of
the city
03.04 Synthetic model of the understanding of the urban structure and
the volume of the proposal
03.05 Dialogue and relation of the program with the city.

Abreu WS Abstract
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Neven Fuchs_Ten Points for Woking with the Adriano Corner Site

What is a school?
What is public space?
How could architecture of a school create public space accessible to the local community?
What is a garden, a court, a plaza? What could be the new forms of living public spaces?
How could spaces imbued with the spirit of learning conjoin the spaces of the city and ultimately the world?
How could we architecturally overcome the traditional separation between private and public and renew the school typologies?
How we as architects could still make meaningful public spaces simply by making strong and beautiful architecture?
We imagine to work with film and animation of spatial images. We think, film could work well here and help us to develop ideas of two different spaces simultaneously, the space of periphery and the space of architectonic construction. Film is a very strong medium. In film, space, time, feelings of people and atmosphere of places are rendered together. Usually film uses architecture. What we are proposing is to use film to create architecture.
The city is not what it used to be. It is everywhere, repeating, aggregating, superimposing. The periphery is not what it used to be, either. Rather, it is a condition made of the loose overlapping of architectural, economic and social aggregates. Continue reading

Georg Reinberg_A Love and Livable Place on the Periphery Through Architecture and Energy

I am convinced that architecture can contribute to improve the public space and enhance places that suffer from a lack of sociality, urbanity and formal order.
Especially urban areas at the periphery of cities like Milan will play a key role in the future; they can be seen as enrichment added to the traditional urban space, or as a failed development. Since the ecological agenda (climate change, environmental pollution, resource management, etc) is one of the most pressing challenge for the future and for the development of our cities. I think that solutions for those problems can be found in high quality architecture. This is one of the most powerful strategies to create a new and positive cultural identity in urban peripheral areas.
Too often, those areas suffer of luck of “identity” or are reduce to be “dormitory cities” without any productivity or any significant cultural activities.
Therefore I think that we might support those areas in building their “identity “, by creating public areas that house cultural activities and are energy productive.
The goal of the workshop will be the design of those “nucleus” of cultural and technical installations, which will provide people a positive vision of their future. New, local community centres, that allow people to get involve and contribute with new solutions to solve problems like energy production, community life and cultural activities. Continue reading

Bostjan Vuga_Bovisa Studio: Planting Publicness

The added value of an architectural object is its public space or the integration of a public space into its physical space. The public character, publicness of the architectural object, defines an object’s catalytic strength to impact its physical and social context.

Publicness is not only a result of a project brief requesting the housing of a certain percentage of public functions in the domain of an architectural object. It is, more importantly, the result of an architectural approach that integrates spaces for the general public into the architecture, spaces which don’t necessarily suggest predetermined uses. Publicness is the result of an architect’s ability to envision the wider effects of the architectural object on the individual and society.

Publicness is grafted into the architectural object. The graft is first accommodated in the object, then starts impacting the object’s operativity and functioning. Eventually, the architectural object is visited, perceived and experienced by the society more due to its publicness than to its primary intended use.

Publicness encourages increased use of a building by various individuals and social groups year round and throughout the day. It enables an increased usage of places and therefore avoids the creation of grey zones. Publicness makes the place!

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Sebastian Adamo_Biography

Sebastián Adamo was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. He graduated from the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo in the Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA) and continued his postgraduate studies in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona de la Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (ETSAB-UPC). He has taught in different institutions such as FADU-UBA and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and has been inivited to give seminars, workshops and lectures in various schools including the Royal Institute of British Architects (London), the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture (Chicago), the École Polytechnique Fédérale (Lausanne), the Fondazione dell´Ordine degli Architetti (Milan), the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (Madrid) and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago). He is currently leading alongside Marcelo Faiden and Ricardo Fernandez Rojas the workshop “Taller de Actualización de Técnicas Proyectuales” within the scope of postgraduate studies department of FADU-UBA. Continue reading

Geir Brendeland_Biography

Geir Brendeland is a founding partner of the award winning norwegian architectural practice Brendeland & Kristoffersen Architects.
The office is the recepient of the prestigious Norwegian prize for Wood Architecture 2014
The office has won several architectural competitions and is recognised for their work with typologies, context and creating buildings showing innovative use of wood in architectural constructions.
The work of Brendeland& Kristoffersen architects has been met with widespread international recognition an has been etxtensively exhibited and published worldwide both in magazines and books. Geir Brendeland has given lectures about the works of B&K architects in most european countries. He has also been visiting critic at several universities.

Neven Fuchs_Biography

Neven Mikac Fuchs is an architect based in Oslo, Assistant Professor at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He has a broad international teaching experience frequently teaching, lecturing and taking parts in workshops and juries at various European and Japanese architectural schools. He was exhibiting at different architectural exhibitions, among others, at two Venice Biennales, “Venice Project” in the 1980-ies and “Common Ground” in 2012. He is a graduate from The FA University of Zagreb, where he was working several years as assistant professor. He practiced at Aalto’s office in Helsinki 1977-8 and doing a research work on Finish modern architecture in collaboration with The Museum of Finish Architecture. From 1979 – 83 he was a member of ILAUD under the direction of Gian Carlo de Carlo and Team 10, working as young assistant on the projects in Urbino and Siena. In 1983 he moved to Oslo, as teaching assistant to Prof Sverre Fehn at The Oslo School of Architecture. Continue reading

Georg Reinberg_Biography

Georg W. Reinberg, 1950, has his office in Vienna. Study at Vienna Technical University and Syracuse University NY, USA. Received grants from Schütte and Fulbright.
Arch. Reinberg leads a civil engineering office specialized in ecologi-cal green building. He has built more than 100 projects with high ecological stand-ards. His office specialises in research, design, planning and supervision of eco-logical building constructions since 1984.
Reinberg is visiting professor at the Danube University Krems “Centre for Construction and Environment”; lectures at the Technical University of Vienna ( MSc Program “Renewable Energy Systems”, “Green Building Solution”, inter alia.); and at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna (“housing” and “planning ac-cording to the climate”). He is member of the Board of Advisory Committee at the Danube University inter alia. He is also teaching and giving lectures internationally e.g. Latin-American, USA, Europe, China and Iran. Continue reading

Bostjan Vuga_Biography

Boštjan Vuga graduated at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana in 1992 and completed the postgraduate masters course at the AA School of Architecture in London from 1993-1995.
Together with Jurij Sadar, they founded the SADAR+VUGA (S+V) office in Ljubljana in 1996, which in two decades took place as one of the critical European architectural practices with production and communication based on an open, integral and innovative concept. Their most acclaimed works include chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (1996), Central part of the National Gallery, Ljubljana (1996) Stadium and Multipurpose hall Stožice (2010) and Air Traffic Control Centre Ljubljana (2013). The office has received many national and global architectural awards (Bauwelt Prize, Iconic
Award, Archmaraton Award, Piranesi award, Plečnik Prize) and eight Mies van der Rohe nominations.

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Luis Basabe Montalvo_Biography

Founding patner of ARENAS BASABE PALACIOS arquitectos, an international firm based in Madrid, in which innovative, democratic and ecological concepts are developed for extreme forms of contemporary urbanity all around the world. Their work has achieved several international distinctions, such as the HOLCIM AWARD BRONZE 2014 or the EUROPAN Competition, in which they have been awarded six times since 2005. It has also been presented, published and exhibited in Germany, Austria, UK, France, Switzerland, Cyprus, Korea, India, Russia, Italy and Spain.
Associated Professor at the ETSAM-UPM in Madrid, and has been guest lecturer amongst other institutions at the University of Cambridge, CEPT University of Ahmedabad, and Uni Stuttgart. In 2014 he has held the Visiting Professorship “Contemporary City” at Politecnico di Milano.

Paulo David Abreu_Biography

Born in 1959 in Funchal. The professional training began with a migration to Lisbon.Upon the return to the Island, he created his own office, located in Funchal’s city center.There are a few moments in the history of the office which represent a source of plentiful honor and satisfaction, especially when awarded or referenced by people of great esteem, like: the winning of such prizes as the commend given by the Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas: Comendador da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique; the Alvar Aalto Medal in Helsinki in 2012, the Prémio AICA Carreira da Associação Internacional de Críticos de Arte/Ministério da Cultura in 2007; his nomination for the Prémio Pessoa that same year; the Premio FAD de Arquitectura 2007, in the City and Landscape category; his nomination for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award in 2005; the national prize “A Pedra na Arquitectura” in 2005; Continue reading

Scalo Bambini

Memories of Milan’s industrial past

The Milanese railway yards, including the Scalo Farini, played an important part in the construction of Milan as an industrial city. How can we prevent that current urban transformations erase all traces and memories of this important industrial past?

We suggest to preserve parts of the Scalo Farini in the form of a 2 hectare park and playground dedicated to children.

Precedent – Coram’s Fields in London

Coram’s Fields in Bloomsbury, London is a unique 2.8 hectare enclosed playground and park for children and young people living in or visiting London. Access is free. Adults are only permitted to enter if accompanied by children.

It includes a youth centre, a children’s centre, a community nursery for 30 children, a sports programme, a city farm, and a cafe. Coram’ Fields is funded by donations and fundraising. 

Italy’s demographic crisis

At less than 1.4 the fertility rate in Italy is among the lowest in Europe. It is far lower than the replacement rate which is 2.1. Also, the mean age of women at the birth of the first child is among the highest in Europe. Italy is heading for a demographical crisis.

France and the UK on the other hand have sustainable fertility rates and younger mothers. Italy has to improve the conditions for families and children. Urban planning and architectural design must contribute. New public spaces dedicated for children is an important and necessary means to improve the lives of Milanese families and children.

Scalo Bambini

Could Italy’s strong educational traditions such as the Reggio Emilia approach, the Montessori educational model, and Remida be revived and put to use to a larger extent? Close to the centre of Milan – within the Scalo Farini – we propose to establish the Scalo Bambini.The Scalo Bambini is offered to Milanese children. Free to use for everyone. Families in the weekends and afternoons, visiting nurseries from the neighbourhood, tourists in the summer. The Scalo Bambini includes playgrounds, a small nursery, a city farm with animals and vegetables, a cafe. Furthermore, a Remida centre, a children’s theatre, concerts, food festivals for children, and other cultural activities can be accomodated within the park.Financing may be based on the educational budgets of the municipality, corporate donors such as UniCredit or Telecom Italia, private fundraising, contributions from visiting nurseries, and fees received by the Scalo Bambini Nursery. Coram’s Fields is an important precedent both programmatically and financially.

Urban trigger

In Delirious New York, Rem Koolhaas outlines how Central Park was defined in 1853 to safeguard the area from construction. It is still there despite numerous efforts to build in the parks of New York. The transformation of Scalo Farini should also start with the establishment of a resilient public space, i.e. the Scalo Bambini.

Scalo Bambini will be positioned within the enclosed area in the south of Scalo Farini. This is where the railway tracks crossing Scalo Farini are at the narrowest. Only a short distance separates Scalo Bambini from Cimitero Monumentale.

Thus the Scalo Bambini forms a permanent public enclave deep within the abandoned railway yard, a nucleus that is supposed to attract kids and families, and hence to install the Scalo Farini as a specific place in the conscience of the Milanesi before other development starts in the area. It is supposed to influence and prepare for other urban interventions and transformation in Scalo Farini and the adjacent district.

Simultaneously, the rest of Scalo Farini, including its large logistical buildings, should be opened for public use. Potential uses include outdoor cinema, sports activities, outdoor concerts (perhaps organised by Alcatraz), festivals, street markets, fashion events, circus, go-cart track, and so forth. This would require only a minimum of investment and is based upon successful precedents such as the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin and events already organised by Gucci at Scalo Farini.

Finally, when the time is ripe, Scalo Farini may be developed into a normal urban district in Milan with the Scalo Bambini in its centre.

The architecture of the Scalo Bambini

The abandoned structures from the railway operation have a curious and potentially very beautiful atmosphere, especially within the walls of the future Scalo Bambini. It is a secret garden away from the city.

The existing structures will be repaired. New programme will be carefully assigned to each artifact resulting in a complete and wonderful park for children with a minimum of new construction.

The charming temple-like structure in the middle of the site will become a centre for diverse artistic and cultural activities for children such as Remida, theatre, concerts. There will be playgrounds, an orchard, a cafe. An existing house will be refurbished as a nursery for 30 children, another building will become a shelter for animals.



Olav Kristoffersen

Geir Brendeland


Borushko Mikhail
Capra Valentina
Casula Stefano
Chen Yuanxiang
Dalmasso Sofia
Firouzan Ala
Gloria Alessandro
Spinella Alberto
Tenan Massimo
Yang Yi

Andrea Pezzoli




From the inside looking out and the outside looking

Sites like the Farini Yards are familiar, as are the “who could argue with that?”
urban design straplines such as “vibrant town centres and green links” which are the precursor to the CGIs – indistinguishable from one project to another right across the world – of the masterplan vision.
The Farini Yards and what surrounds them are particular to themselves. The ease of the masterplanner’s felt pen with its confident arrows and scrawl can miss what is there in plain sight.
Methodology : A Brief Obedience
In the Principi e Indicatori, describing the ideals of connectivity, culture, green infrastructure, and resources, Milan (and these workshops) is urged to go further than clichés – multiple ambitions must be reconciled within density
of development.
There is always the danger of displacement of concerns and a deferral of
issues to these places which are not yet part of the city where, instead of addressing the tricky and political nature of the here and now, for example keeping production in the city or social stratification and isolation, an idealised versions of the city is projected to the place as yet undeveloped.
Through close looking at what is particular to the site, we can suggest how so-called temporary proposals can inscribe future uses both within the Farini Yards but also within “Milan itself”. Imagine the perimeter is an axis of reflection – for every condition we consider on the site we will look at the site itself through a series of companion spaces outside it.
We will be asking what one can get for the €3 000 000, gifted to us by this workshop brief. We will be describing different currencies of value, rates of exchange, rates of growth, modes of investment, quick wins and steady returns, momentary extravagance and incremental change .

Liza Fior_Biography

Liza Fior is founding Partner of muf architecture/art Projects range from masterplans to temporary interventions via landscapes and buildings – a continual dialogue between details and strategy, always with unsolicited research always in the public realm. muf are the only UK winners of the European Prize for Public Space (for Barking Town Square), and were the authors of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2010, where they continue to collaborate with We are Here Venice. muf work mainly in East London but not exclusively, advocating the value of the existing in order to articulate the identity of the new.
muf architecture/art was established in 1995 and has never had less than 80% female members, including founding partners Katherine Clarke and Liza Fior.

Liza has taught at the AA, Yale, RCA and currently at CSM London.

Olav Kristoffersen_WS 05 A PARK IN SCALO FARINI

PDF Booklet > WS 05_Kristoffersen

We suggest that a public park should immediately be constructed in Scalo Farini. The park is supposed to attract kids and families, and hence to install the Scalo Farini as a specific place in the conscience of the Milanesi before other development starts in the area.

In Delirious New York, Rem Koolhaas outlines how Central Park was defined in 1853 to safeguard the area from construction. It is still there despite numerous efforts to build in the parks of New York.
We should attempt to establish a distinct public space that is resilient, that is an urban artifact. The park in the Scalo Farini should be defined in a very particular way to enable it to last and enable it to influence subsequent urban development in a beneficial manner.
Three important questions arise:
1. Where can this park be positioned within the Scalo Farini?
2. What can be the exact boundaries and shape of the new park?
3. How can we programme and design an attractive park that deals with the scale of the city?
Our goal at the end of the workshop might be to present a large model and drawing of the park.
To achieve our goal, we divide the studio into smaller teams which focus on different scales, aspects and components of the new Park for playing at the Scalo Farini. All bits and pieces should be coordinated to create a coherent and rich project.
Let’s identify our individual strengths as architects and use them in one common, collective project.

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli_WS 06 TEMP

On (almost) traceless strategies and identities

PLOT: Panda, the ubiquitous controversial creative agency has been commissioned to strategize, plan, design, develop and brand a large temporary event at Scalo Farini in Milan.
Sponsored by the techno Italian giant Limitless the event is meant to celebrate urban and digital subcultures over a week of intense and unprecedented experiences.
Limitless – a leader in the sharing economy with headquarters in a former subway station in the outskirt of Milan – supports a new form of urban economy. It refused to launch a long term development plan for the area believing that the fluctuations of the current and future economy cannot be grasped by the fixed nature of architecture. The plans of Limitless will consist of an incremental system of short term, partially ephemeral interventions. They will not go on hold or be cancelled simply because there won’t be time to go on hold or be cancelled.
Through their plans for Scalo Farini, Limitless and Panda will replace the notions of development, program, and city, with the ideas of colonization, event and geography.
Panda will assemble a team of top class creatives and urban dreamers to start drafting a script for the area. The team will be composed by an international group of city planners, urban anthropologist, designers, communications gurus, economists, scientists, scenographers, theater and film makers.
Panda will reorganize the eclectic bunch into four main domains of actions: youth culture research, strategic master-plan, ephemeral design and communication strategy.
The ambitious group is asked to come up with a plausible plan in just less than 10 days.
Rumors suggest that the team will meet for its first brainstorm in the bunker room of the Politecnico of Milan on February 23rd 2017.


“Milano, il paradosso del cemento: invenduti la metà di case e negozi, ma si costruisce”

La Repubblica, 25 June 2014
(Milan, the concrete paradox: half of the shops and apartments are unsold, but they continue to be built)

Nomisma, 25 March 2015                                                                                                 Real Estate: eccess in the offer of offices around 80%, unsold since more than one year ago)

I costruttori adottano nuove strategie per combattere il male oscuro del mattone milanese:
52% di nuove abitazioni ancora in cerca di compratore nelle zone centrali, il 70% in periferia.
Milano Finanza, 01 January 2014
(Developers are adopting new strategies to fight the real estate milanese crisis: 52% of apartments in the center are still waiting for a buyer, 70% in the suburb)

Invenduta a Milano una casa su tre […] su un totale di 4184 appartamenti (il 34% tra City Life, Porta Nuova e Porta Vittoria), 1.400 sono quelli invenduti.
Corriere della Sera, 13 October 2016
(Unsold in Milan one house out of three […] out of 4184 apartments (of which 34% is from City Life, Porta Nuova and Porta Vittoria), 1400 are unsold.



Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli_Biography

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli joined OMA in 2007 and is based in Rotterdam. A partner since
2014, Ippolito’s work at OMA/AMO has a focus on preservation, scenography, and curation.
Projects led by Ippolito include the renovation of Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) in Berlin (ongoing); Panda, an exhibit for the 2016 Oslo Triennale; the transformation design of the 16th century Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice (2016); the design of Repossi’s flagship store on Place Vendôme in Paris (2016); Monditalia, a multi-disciplinary exhibition focused on Italy, at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale; scenography for the Greek theater of Syracuse in Sicily (2012); and the co-curation of Cronocaos, OMA’s exhibition on preservation at the 2010 Venice Architectural Biennale. Through collaborations with different brands including Repossi, Galleries Lafayette, Knoll, and Prada his activity extends to research, product design, temporary installations, and publications. Since 2010, Ippolito is responsible for a range of AMO projects with Prada, including the stage design for the brand’s fashion shows and special events, and the art direction of videos. He contributes to exhibition design for Fondazione Prada, with projects such as When Attitudes Become Form: 1969/2013 and Serial Classics (2015). Ippolito holds a Master of Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano.

Luis Basabe Montalvo_Biography

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Founding patner of ARENAS BASABE PALACIOS arquitectos, an international firm based in Madrid, in which innovative, democratic and ecological concepts are developed for extreme forms of contemporary urbanity all around the world. Their work has achieved several international distinctions, such as the HOLCIM AWARD BRONZE 2014 or the EUROPAN Competition, in which they have been awarded six times since 2005. It has also been presented, published and exhibited in Germany, Austria, UK, France, Switzerland, Cyprus, Korea, India, Russia, Italy and Spain.
Associated Professor at the ETSAM-UPM in Madrid, and has been guest lecturer amongst other institutions at the University of Cambridge, CEPT University of Ahmedabad, and Uni Stuttgart. In 2014 he has held the Visiting Professorship “Contemporary City” at Politecnico di Milano.