Inaugural Milano Arch Week
June 12–18, 2017
The Milano Architecture Week, promoted by the Municipality, the Politecnico and the Triennale, is about to take off.
The Milano Arch Week, a week full of events dedicated to architecture with the artistic direction of Stefano Boeri, will be characterised by the presence of top-level architects, including: the Catalan office RCR Arquitectes, winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize; the great North American maestro Peter Eisenman; Liz Diller, designer of the New York High Line; and Francis Kéré, an emerging African architect in charge of designing the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2017. There will also be well-known international architects such as Winy Maas, Philippe Rahm, Sam Jacob and Petra Blaisse (author of the new Porta Nuova Park), as well as Italian architects such as Alessandro Mendini, Cino Zucchi, Benedetta Tagliabue, Italo Rota, Mario Bellini, Michele De Lucchi and many more.
A section of the Milano Arch Week, located in the Triennale gardens, will be dedicated to young emerging Italian and international groups, such as, Fosbury Architecture, Raumplan, Baukuh, Parasite 2.0 and the Waiting Posthuman Studio.
The Milano Arch Week opens on Monday, June 12 with a party at the Catella Foundation and will take place in two locations: on Tuesday, June 13 in the Patio of the School of Architecture of the Politecnico di Milano and from Wednesday, June 14 to Saturday, June 17 in the halls of the Triennale and in Teatro Burri inside Parco Sempione.
Mornings will be dedicated to walks, scooter forays (Stefano Boeri has created the VespArch formula) and guided tours to Milan’s architectural beauties and to the city itself. These itineraries will unwind among the House-Museums of Milan designers (such as Castiglioni, Albini, Magistretti, Portaluppi), as well as new cultural locations, disused freight terminals and urban suburbs. There will be events organised by the Architects’ Professional Association, which will also look after the opening of professional studios in Milan on Friday and Saturday.
Artists and designers from other disciplines such as director Amos Gitai, photographer Oliviero Toscani, Albanian artist Adrian Paci, will be involved.
There will also be moments of reflection dedicated to the great Masters of Architecture and Italian Design such as Aldo Rossi and Ettore Sottsass. And there will be moments of celebration such as the one dedicated to celebrating Gillo Dorfles’ 107 years.
Milano Arch Week will host various debates concerning the problems of contemporary cities—the suburbs, poverty, social inequalities—urban transformation and the vast theme of rebuilding Central Italy, with the presence of Commissioner Vasco Errani and the coordinator of Casa Italia Giovanni Azzone.
Among the many entertainment moments linked to major City and architectural issues, there will also be an evening dedicated to Renato Pozzetto and to his thoughts on the city and architecture, a Metropolitan Night by Zero staged at the Teatro Burri, a Botanica event with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso and a final evening dedicated to Suburban Culture with artists and designers.
Milano Arch Week will end on Sunday morning with an ArchiBrunch held at the Bagni Misteriosi in the former Piscina Caimi and a preview visit to the new Palazzina constructed within the perimeter of the Teatro Franco Parenti.
For further info: www.milanoarchweek.eu
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