Is it possible to put forward a new idea of proximity in urban contexts? In the words of Carlos Moreno, Professor at La Sorbona University in Paris, who first coined the 15-minute city concept: "That means transforming the space of a city, still highly mono-functional with various specialised areas, to multi-centred based on four main components – vicinity, diversity, density and ubiquity, to offer the essential social functions at a short distance”.
Andrea Riva, Project Leader at Park Associati and Jacopo Ognibene, architect specialised in Traffic and Sustainable Mobility planning, talk about the possibilities offered by urban regeneration and mobility planning with Flows, the thematic blog set up by NET Engineering International.
Photo credit: Paul Hanaoka
Promoted by the Lombardy Region, FNM, Ferrovie Nord and Trenord, FILI rethinks mobility along the Milan-Malpensa axis, the main route for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics. A network of new high mobility green urban scenarios will take shape between the stations of Milan Cadorna, Milan Bovisa, Saronno and Busto Arsizio.
The MoLeCoLa masterplan rethinks both the Bovisa node and the railway station area, which will become its beating heart, and is one of the most important events of the intervention of urban mending in this area. MoLeCoLa experiments with alternative and sustainable ways of experiencing mobility, landscape, living, working and consumption, with the aim of increasing well-being for the individual and for the whole community.
Its interaction with FILI, which envisages the planting of hundreds of thousands of trees in the territory of 24 municipalities and the creation of a cycle 'superhighway' between Milan and Malpensa airport, will turn the Bovisa district into one of the most important points of exchange between Malpensa international airport and the city.
Happy to reopen our practice to the public and to the city, we pick up where we left − the project that won our Milano Design Week Call #2, which we were not able to present in 2020.
Chiara Zhu, the young designer who won with her project The Lust, investigates the relationship and the contradictions between ‘desire and need’ using design’s own language and tools by tracing them back to a symbolic imagination that is both original and accessible. The exhibited project will be enriched with new stimuli and thoughts that the past months have inevitably helped generate.
The Lust, by Chiara Zhu, 5th - 10th September, Park Hub, Via Garofalo 31, Milan.
Inauguration on 6th September.
Alessandro Rossi, associate architect at Park, is invited to the online meeting, organized by the web magazine WOW! Ways of Working, with the collaboration of Interface, about the Green Objectives and Biophilic Design as the new frontier of design. In a sort of virtual living room, a group of professionals tallk about their experiences in this field. The meeting, moderated by Renata Sias, ends with the reflections of the antropologist Gabriele Masi.
June 23rd 2021 at 5 pm. Use this link to participate
The italian pavilion, hosted in the space of Tese delle Vergini in the Arsenale venue, presents an exhibition titled “Resilient Communities”, curated by Alessandro Melis. Catania, a city built at the foot of the highest active volcano in Europe, entails a great deal of resilience and adaptation. Catania’s citizens have been doggedly building and rebuilding their city within the fertile basin bounded by Mount Etna and the Mediterranean. Today, Catania is no longer looking out to sea. The railway and the harbour have moved the water away from the city, both physically and figuratively.
Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi share Park Associati’s philosophy and process, focusing the significance of using natural light in architecture for the series “Daylight talks”, organized by Daylight and Architecture and moderated by Prof. Marco Imperadori of the Politecnico di Milano.
Free registration and information from 4 pm at following link here: Designed by Daylight: A Daylight Talk by Michele Rossi and Filippo Pagliani (daylightandarchitecture.com)