Gi.Ar.P. – Association of Young Architects of Padua, under the patronage of the municipality of Padova and in co-operation with the Association of Young Building Contractors of Padua, Ascom and the Chamber of Commerce of Padua, developed in 2012 a design Laboratory entitled: GIARP for the city of Padua-“The places of Emotions”.
The Association developed some ideas to redesign 6 areas of the city of Padua:
- Piazza Azzurri d’Italia
- Zona Mandria
- Piazza Bardella – Stanga
- Piazza Eremitani
- Piazza Napoli
- Area ex Caserma Romagnoli
The association was requested to propose a project that would improve the use of public space through the reinterpretation of its constructive elements. Particular attention was focused on the following topics:
- rationalization of paths, paying attention to the pedestrian continuity in relation with roadway efficiency;
- localization of different areas for meeting people and leisure, temporary parking for cars,motorcycles and bikes;
- studying new pavement materials for different areas;
- using green space as urban landscape landmarks;
- Studying of new urban furniture components.
Meetings with experts on architecture and landscape planning were organized during the development of the Workshop. This initiative was about imagined solutions, feelings and intuitions as a new way of thinking about urban design, aiming to achieve a large collective contribution from the city of Padua.
Scientific Committee: Alex Braggion, Michela Bubola, Gianluca Dalle Fratte, Gianluca de Cinti, Francesco Donatello, Silvia Noventa, Roberto Pescarolo, Enrico Lain
13 april/20 may 2012. THE PLACES OF EMOTIONS. San Gaetano Cultural Centre – Padua
Set-up curator Marco Baldassa, Silvia Noventa, Laura Pipinato, Robert Putti, Alex Braggion
Video: Valeria Fabris
I luoghi delle emozioni. Padova: progetti per sei aree (The Places of Emotions. Padua: projects for six areas)
Curators: Alex Braggion, Enrico Lain e Silvia Noventa
Overview, Padova, 2012
Series: Progetti nel territorio/2
With contributions by:
Andrew Boffa (National coordinator GIARCH – Coordination of Young Italian Architects)
Gianluca De Cinti (President Gi.Ar.P. – Young Architects Of Padua Association)
João Nunes (architects, landscape arch.)
Federico Della Puppa (professor at IUAV)
Ivo Rossi (Deputy Mayor of Padua)
Julian Adda (journalist of Architecture Journal)
Cycle of conferences organized during the exhibition:
20 april 2012, 6.30 pm.
THE FUTURE OF CITIES, BETWEEN URBAN RENEWAL AND SUSTAINABILITY
From low cost smart cities to smart communities: the city development engine 2.0
Conference by Federico Della Puppa
Professor at IUAV University of Venice
9 may 2012, 6.30 pm.
THE VOID AS OPPORTUNITY
Conference by Joao Ferreira Nunes
Professor at IUAV University of Venice | PROAP Lisbon Landscape Architect co-founder