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“Barbara Cappochin” Biennale Internazionale di Architettura

“Barbara Cappochin” Biennale Internazionale di Architettura
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The 5th edition of the “Barbara Cappochin” International Architecture Biennale came to an end at Padua on 13th February. The event promotes quality contemporary architecture, seen as a social and cultural phenomenon combining aesthetics, technology and sustainability. It is backed by the Barbara Cappochin Foundation and the Roll of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservators of Padua province, together with the Municipality of Padua, the Venetia Region, the International Union of Architects and the National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservators. The Biennale comprises two events: the International “Barbara Cappochin” Award, and an exhibition at the Palazzo della Ragione, this year focusing on sustainable urban regeneration. The Award was made on October 26th under four headings: the International Award (won by the firm of Barozzi Veiga with their project for the new “Ribera del Duero” promotion Centre), the Special Prize for attention to detail (awarded to the Shima Kitchen designed by Ryo Abe), the Provincial Prize reserved for projects situated in the province of Padua (the winning firm here was EXiT architetti associati and their project for a family Chapel), and the “Giancarlo Ius” Gold Medal for the most innovative and sustainable work in terms of energy saving and use of renewable sources of energy (won by Jaime Magen for the Saragozza Environmental Department). The plates of the award-winners and all works chosen by the jury were on display in Padua’s Piazza Cavour, affixed to the “Architecture Table”, this year’s Biennale “display case” signed by Michele De Lucchi. The exhibition “Superurban. Sustainable Urban Regeneration” was curated by Andrea Boschetti with Grammatiche Metropolitane and came from an exhibition project conceived by Andrea Boschetti and Alberto Francini (Metrogramma) with Michele De Lucchi (AMDL), and executed by Ar.te. The term Superurban was chosen to suggest a desirable cultural attitude born of the...

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