An event will take place at the art work space Centrale Fies in Dro, in the days between April, 15th and 18th April, involving young professionals from all over Europe. The contest has been organized by Macro Design Studio of Rovereto together with the International Living Future Institute of Seattle (USA). Architects and engineers are required to develop a sustainable regeneration project of a public building. The design will use the principles of the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous sustainability certification in the world.
We all know now that buildings have the primary responsibility for the climate change, due to their impact on the environment. The “green building” movement is doing a lot, but it’s not enough. According to the International Living Future Institute (Seattle, USA), the time to “do less harm” is over, a more radical and effective approach is needed, that quickly reduces the gap between the design solutions applied today and the ultimate goal we want to achieve. In line with these reflections Macro Design Studio had the idea of this design competition, not coincidentally called REGENERATION, as a tribute to the first “generation” of young professionals (architects, engineers) who with their ideas can start to “re-generate” the built environment, achieving the best possible performances for the single building. Fifteen participants (divided in three teams) will compete in a redevelopment project of a local public building of the municipality of Dro, working 64 hours non-stop inside the art work space of Centrale Fies.
A final conference open to public and aiming to answer to the question “How should we imagine the city of the future?” is scheduled on Saturday, April 18th from 10.00 at Centrale Fies. “REGENERATION. The Conference” will focus on these issues. The presentation of the three teams’ works and the final award ceremony will follow. The event has been possible also thanks to the support of the Fondazione Inarcassa, Cassa Rurale Alto Garda and the Municipality of Dro, in addition to the involvement of technical partners such as Ytong, Multipor and Muteki. Thanks also to the art work space Centrale Fies, whose residency programs are now open not only to artists but also to professionals and creative people.
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