With: FIU - Elisa Cagelli, Riccardo Miselli; UniGe - Valeria Iberto, Beatrice Moretti, Davide Servente
The annual urban design workshop engaging the FIU students and UNIGE architecture students of Prof. Carmen Andriani will examine the decommisioned coal-fired power plant next to the Lanterna, Genoa's iconic lighthouse, and the surrounding area of San Benigno, an area adjacent to the port and moving from industrial and port activities to urban use.
Mixed teams of Italian and US students will propose urban strategies to provide public spaces and access to the area as well as the development of a particular aspect or component that informs the whole, such as a system of spaces, a portion of the power plant, an infrastructural element or an architectonic structure.
A new program of invited guest speakers from the Department of Architecture of University of Genoa, visiting faculty from FIU, and figures from the community was initiated this semester to further dialogue and our connections with the local context.
Architetta, docente di Architettura presso il DSA della Scuola Politecnica di Genova e, precedentemente, presso l’Università di Chieti-Pescara, svolge attività di ricerca teorica e progettuale sui fenomeni di dismissione infrastrutturale e patrimoniale con riferimento alle città costiere e ai porti in ambito mediterraneo. Negli anni 2009/2013 amplia il campo d'indagine ai contesti mediorientali (missioni in Libia, Giordania, Egitto con L. Micara, “Archeologie in mutazione” ed Gangemi, Roma) ed affronta il tema dell’archeologia nei contesti estremi del deserto ("Double Negative", WS10/IUAV Venezia).
Christiano Lepratti is tenured associate professor for architecture and urban design, member of the teaching body of the PhD program and international coordinator at the polytechnic school at the University of Genoa (Italy). He holds degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan and taught from 1999 until 2012 at the Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany.
His research in recent years has focused on “Sustainable by Design” strategies. As UIA European Director of the work program “Architecture for a Sustainable Future” (2011-2013) he was a strong advocate of Sustainable Development in Europe.
Thomas Spiegelhalter is a Professor, licensed architect, engineer, town planner and FIU CARTA Co-Director of the Structural and Environmental Technologies Laboratory [SET Lab]. He has engineered, designed and built in Europe and the U.S. hundreds of solar, net-zero-fossil-energy and carbon-neutral building realizations and large-scale sustainability master planning and resilient infrastructure projects. Many of his projects have been published in International journals, conferences and anthologies of European and American Architecture.
Pizzigoni is an architect and researcher who teaches architectural design at the University of Genoa. He studied at the IUAV in Venice and at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Wien. For his doctorate he focused on Mies van der Rohe’s design for the IIT Campus in Chicago. In 2004, together with Paolo Carpi, Silvia Lupi, Giacomo Summa, Pier Paolo Tamburelli and Andrea Zanderigo he founded the design firm "baukuh". Baukuh has won international competitions (Amsterdam 2003, Torino 2010, Milan 2011, Hoogstraten 2013) and took part in several exhibitions: the Rotterdam Biennale(2007 and 2011), and the Venice Biennale (2008 and 2012).
Barcelona Spain; architect, 1983 (ETSAB-UPC) PHD in Architecture 2005 (Honors, ETSAB-UPC).
Full professor of Landscape Architecture / Architectural Design and Coordinator ADD, program in doctoral research in Architecture and Design in the UniGe Architecture Department, also directs the GIC Lab, laboratory of research in Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape.Co-founder of the IAAC, Institut d'Arquitectura Avancada de Catalunya; from 2003 to 2006 was the Chair of its Scientific Committee, and from 2012 to 2015, Dean. Currently is the Lead Professor in Advanced Knowledge Theory and Member of the Scientific Committee as IAAC Senior Founder.
Born in Rome, graduated Summa cum Laude from University of Rome "La Sapienza” in 2005 with a Ph.D in Architectural Design and Urban planning with a thesis on “Unconscious and the archetype of Nature” in contemporary Swiss architecture.
Prati has taught and lectured in many schools and is currently visiting professor at the University of Genoa. His projects have been selected for publications, exhibitions, events and awarded in national and international competitions.