Open and continuosly developing, this exhibition of international competitions award winning projects, presents the work of Italian architects and teams under 36.
The exhibition can be viewed in two simultaneous conditions. On the one hand, a traveling exhibition, which opened at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm on February 22 1999, will travel through major european cities: London, Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Delft, Reykjavik, Madrid, Barcelona, Stuttgart, Rome, Milan, Florence. On the other hand, an experimental display on the web will offer an opportunity for interaction and involvement in the project.
First included in the show were twelve teams, based in Rome, Milan, Bergamo, Bari, Venice, New York, Amsterdam and Paris. The exhibition focuses on building projects, selected among entries to well known international competitions such as the new IUAV building in Venice, some Europan, the new headquarters of the Mies Van der Rohe foundation in Barcelona, and the new football stadium in Los Angeles. Only exemptions, two very interesting projects - one built, the other to be started soon - represent a rare opportunity for young Italian architects of building at the large scale.
A generation of young architects, educated at prestigious architecture schools - Berlage Institute of Amsterdam, Architectural Association of London, Columbia University of New York - and with work experience at some internationally known architecture firms such as Eisenman, Fuksas, Piano, Nouvel - as well as collaboration with young artists and architects all over the world. This event offers the chance to expose a new Italian experience which chooses to take the risk of the experiment, to open up to ideas and researches coming from abroad rather than be closed in itself. The two exhibitions, simultaneously 'traveling' materially and virtually, were thought as continuously evolving and expanding containers, where whoever received or will receive some kind of prize in international competitions, will be welcome. The requirement spouses the intention of creating a sort of observatory and at the same time of offering numerous opportunities of exchange, discussion and confrontation among young professionals.
We would like to express our gratitude to: KTH Architecture School of Stockholm, the Institute of Italian Culture in Stockholm and the Association of Swedish Architects for their support to the project; In/arch sezione Lazio and ACER for making the publication of the catalogue possible, and ARCHIT for the web site. We would like to thank in advance all the people who will take part in the exhibition either by showing their work or by giving their contribution to extend this event to the largest possible number of participants, opening up discussions to make 'New Italian Blood' grow.
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