Progetto di ricerca
10th International Architecture Exhibition – Biennale di Venezia
In 2006, for the X Biennale di Venezia, twenty young Italian designers are encouraged to develop a research project about the future of the city, with the proposal for an “ideal” newly founded city: “Vema 2026”.
As for every ideal town, “Slow Town Vema” searches for an ordering principle. We have taken the direct and necessary relationship between buildings and open spaces as the project’s theme of greatest importance, an antidote to the “desert”, the disorganised jumble of objects characteristic of so many present-day towns.
A sequence of spaces that contain within them the characteristics of square, road and park thus become the organisational principle of the settlement, a continuous green and inviting infrastructure which widens and closes up in a repetition of the organic and fluid movement between the “artificial” and the “natural landscape“.