Wednesday at 10 am I will present the roof garden I designed for the new residential complex Feel UpTown in Milan: concept, technical solutions, species. Hope you will join me at the Conference Hall in Cascina Merlata, Milan, or connect via live streaming.
Feel UpTown is a new residential complex by Euromilano in the north west area of Milan. The core of the area is a roof garden of three thousand square meters. A park designed to offer a green outdoor to share in addition to the underground level reserved to the residents. The project I developed with Studio Labics and SIO Engineering balances vegetation and architecture through careful soil modelling.
The new issue of the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture (AIAPP) magazine is focused on the dialogue between landscape design and environmental problems.
To draw the cover, I thought about the mutual bond between designer and landscape. There are no B-series scenarios. Indeed, the most problematic situations are often the most inspiring. In my experience even hard conditions such as erosion and drought can drive the design process and lead the project site to a rebirth.
It is not enough to change the world. That happens anyway, and generally beyond our control. What matters is to interpret this change, specifically in order to lead it. So that this world does not change further outside of ourselves, ultimately becoming a world-without-us.
Günther Anders, Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen (1956)
I am honored and happy for the opportunity to contribute to the works on the theme “Landscapes as a collective memory”.
The title of my speech is ‘Vulnerability as an asset. Landscape design moving people forward’. Accompanied by the work of Gilberto Oneto (1946 – 2015), I will reflect on the true task of the landscape architect: responding to the essential hunger for meaning of the human being, always in search of spatial and temporal references and of new landscapes to live andshare.