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Second edition of the Pisa Biennale of Architecture, from 19th to 28th November 2017, conceived and maintained by the LP Association. There will be 10 days of exhibitions, events and workshops that will involve international studies, students, critics and industry experts to tackle the theme of the relationship between European and Mediterranean cities with water.
Biennale 2017 will be the work and ideas of prestigious internationally renowned architecture studios: Atelier (s) Alfonso Femia, BIG, Stefano Boeri, EMBT, Carlos Ferrater, Bernard Khoury, Francisco Mangado, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Rudy Ricciotti, Alvaro Siza, Tamas Associates, Topotek and many others from all over Europe and Mediterranean countries.
Following the success of the first edition held in Pisa in October 2015, to which Head of State Sergio Mattarella wanted to dedicate the Medal of the President of the Republic as his prize for representation, the second biennial of architecture, with the scientific direction of LP and the collaboration of the City of Pisa will put the economic prospects and the new urban landscapes in their water connections at the center of the debate. The Scientific Committee includes, together with members of the LP Association, Massimo Pica Ciamarra (Honorary President), Alfonso Femia, Luca Lanini, Luca Molinari and Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi. The event has the patronage of Tuscany Region, Pisa Province, CNAPPC, University of Pisa, Order PPC Architects in Pisa, INARCH, BIO Architecture, Le Carré Bleu.
The exhibition-laboratory will focus on the ideas and solutions adopted by the protagonists of contemporary architecture and will develop into 4 exhibition pavilions, set up system on a path in the heart of the city along the two sides of the Arno for a comparison of Italian and international experiences.
The 'International Pavilion' at the Republican Arsenals, curated by Luca Molinari, will host a selection of works made over the last decade in Europe and in the Mediterranean basin divided into 4 thematic sections: Water as a Source of the Earth's Paradise; Architecture as a landmark that interacts with water; Water as landscape: seafronts, lakes and rivers; Water as magic, as a dream, hypnotic reflection.
At the Bastione Sangallo, inside the 'Padiglione Pisa', curated by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, the ideas of the workshop created by the collaboration between LP and the University of Pisa on the theme of the river and the coast will be exhibited. The projects of the open call 'Refresh - Energie and Nuovi Scenari' will also showcase the technology applied to the water needs for a sustainable exploitation of the water resource in buildings and systems, urban and landscape. A further section will be devoted to water-related technology; Inside the pavilion will finally be set up a photographic exhibition on the city of Pisa.
The Biennale will see the participation and contribution of the students of the University of Pisa, who were engaged in the Workshop on interrelationship between the city, its river and the coast. In the 'Pavilion Università di Pisa', curated by Luca Lanini in the spaces of the Exit of the Benedictine Convent, the new Building Plan of the University will be exhibited, with documentation of the most recent achievements. A further section will be devoted to the projects of the didactic activity, drawn up in the framework of academic examinations and graduate theses.
Within the architecture exhibition a special space will be dedicated to a monographic exhibition on the work of Gabetti and Isola - Isolarchitetti. The exhibition, curated directly by the LP Association within the Torre Fortress Torre Guelfa, will address the activity of two of the most prominent players in the architectural debate since the 1950s. Over 60 years of projects that represent the continuity of a school along a path along Italian costume and architecture. During the event, the architect Aimaro Isola will award the City of Pisa prize for urban quality.
Among the special events is the exhibition on Russian Constructivism, curated by architect Luca Lanini and set up at Palazzo Lanfranchi.