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