Dropcity Convention 2023
The winning project of the public call “Festival Architettura – 2nd edition”, promoted by the Directorate General of Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture, opens to the city.
During this period, inside the Magazzini Raccordati in the Central Station, Dropcity Centro di Architettura e Design, conceived by architect Andrea Caputo and developed thanks to Nhood, produces and hosts a busy schedule of exhibitions, installations, conferences and talks with the participation of international architects and designers.
If the 2022 preview unveiled the tunnels and the project, describing its objectives and the process of reclaiming the spaces and the surrounding urban environment, during Design Week Dropcity Convention 2023 offers a foretaste of the scope regarding the cultural apparatus that will be produced by the Centre for Architecture and Design in its final form in 2024.
A place not only dedicated to the culture of design, experimentation of new technologies, didactics, debate, but above all a centre for the production of research projects that flow into exhibitions and previews of their international scope, especially commissioned for Dropcity but destined to cross boundaries.
Tunnel Evangelion Competition
Dropcity Convention 2023, in collaboration with Reuse Italy, has involved architects, engineers and students of architecture and design in Tunnel Evangelion, a competition of ideas concerning the Magazzini Raccordati area: an urban infrastructure now only partially re-evaluated by the Dropcity initiative.
The modular and sequential spaces of the Magazzini Raccordati became the starting point for a competition intended to envisage new scenarios for the reuse of a unique urban facility.
From over 200 applications received, the jury selected 10 finalist projects, which will be presented in an exhibition during Dropcity Convention 2023. The project is the winner of the public call “Festival Architettura – 2nd edition”, promoted by the Directorate General of Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
During Dropcity Convention 2023, Tunnel 60 will host daily lectures by international architects in an open public debate organised and moderated by Anneke Abhelakh on topics such as: What does it mean to be an architect today? And what is at stake?
The project is the winner of the public call “Festival Architettura – 2nd edition”, promoted by the Directorate General of Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture. Every evening, from 15th to 22nd April, lectures by emerging Italian architects will be held in dialogue with international professionals, fuelling a creative and productive discussion on the current state of an architect’s work and the future of architectural practices.
In the wake of the Tunnel Evangelion, a contest of ideas on the Magazzini Raccordati area, the conclusion of the cycle of conferences is marked by the announcement of the winners of the competition on the reuse of the tunnels and a specialised conference on the redevelopment of railway station premises. Source by Dropcity and photos Courtesy of SEC Newgate Italia.