Habitat Unit

Open Presentation
October 4, 2018 | Pontinia | Italy

Open Presentation of the results of the Design Studio: The Pontine Plain: What’s next for this ‘rural’ landscapes?

An outdoor swimming pool, a co-working hub for remote working, a climbing hall, a cycle path, and artist residences in the landscape. These are just some of the proposals developed by architecture students  at the TU Berlin ( Habitat Unit) and Politechnico di Milano in a research-led design studio on Pontinia and its territory, during the 2018 summer semester.

The design studio began with a 10-day fieldwork workshop "Investighiamo il territorio" in Pontinia, where the students, assisted by a team of local and international experts, travelled by bicycle from the Lepini mountains to the sea along the migliare (streets) around Pontinia, in order to analyse the landscape and understand its potential.

The students developed proposals, perhaps visionary, perhaps utopian, but nonetheless reflective of real and present-day potentials in Pontina and its territory. These proposals, and the finalised fieldwork conclusions, will be presented to members of the Municipality of Pontinia on the afternoon of October 4th, and to the public in an special exhibition at the Water Tower opening at 6 pm. 

The design studio was organised and conducted in Berlin by Vittoria Capresi (TUB Habitat Unit / MODSCAPES) and Aine Ryan (TUB Habitat Unit), and in Milan by Cristina Pallini and Aleksa Korolija (Polytechnic of Milan / MODSCAPES); and in Pontinia, with the support of the MAP - Museo Agro Pontino (Marianna Frattarelli) and in cooperation with the Municipality of Pontinia. 

The presentation of the projects in Pontinia is part of the activities of MODSCAPES - Modernist Reinvention of the Rural Landscapes, a European HERA project (Humanity in the European Research Area). www.modscapes.com

Thanks to the Students from the Technical University of Berlin / Habitat Unit: Jacob Albrecht, Charlotte Arens, Sebastian Bidault, Sophia Brandner, Marlene Braun, Paula Bruns, David Dietrich, Noha Elhady, Diya Ghantus, Paulina Hagen, Benjamin Herrmann, Andrej Klußmann, Janek Küttner, Amine Mashhadireza, Edda Meinertz, Marwa Oueghlissi, Eda Özaltay, Petar Rajevic, Sebastian Roth, Anna Sadaei, Mona Schmid, Philipp Sumpf,

Thanks to the students from the Politecnico di Milano: Nina Romanova, Matteo Bramati, Merve Kavas, Dai Huilan, Wu Yingzhen, Xiao Sha.

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