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[...] The historic building of the Convent becomes both a container and a content thanks to the realization of a large glass and steel covering which, encircling the Cloister of the Arche, recreates and rethinks the existing space, transforming it deeply into its being. outdoors and passing to an area indoors and staying.
The courtyard of the Convent becomes the heart of the new factory, turns out to be the foyer through which you can access the different areas of the museum, its various rooms and galleries, but from which, at the same time, you can observe from a privileged position both the Cloister of the Arche that part of the new intervention and can also be used as a large multi-purpose hall [...].




A. SOCI, Convento di S. Francesco in AL - Mensile d'Informazione degli Architetti Lombardi, A. Greco Editore srl, Milano, n°10, 2004.
The winning projects of the City of Thousand Architecture Award, promoted by the Municipality of Bergamo in collaboration with the Order of Architects of the Province of Bergamo and sponsored by the Gewiss Group, will be exhibited until 7 March at the former social theater.
The theme of the competition of ideas concerned the architectural redefinition of eight urban areas of the upper city, identified as a function of a possible "Path of architecture and services" that would revitalize the north face.
Among the more than 70 projects presented, on February 14th the jury presided over by Tobia Scarpa awarded the winners for their respective areas [...].




Proposte per Bergamo Alta in Il Giornale dell'Architettura, Umberto Allemandi & C. Torino, Londra, Venezia, New York, anno 3, n°16, Marzo 2004.
The project intention was to transform the former convent into a new "Polo della Cultura". We have intervened with the typological rereading of the convent and with the functional research of the spaces. The historic building of the Convent becomes both a container and a content thanks to the realization of a large glass and steel covering which, encircling the Cloister of the Arche, recreates and rethinks the existing space, transforming it deeply into its being, from an open space passage to area indoors and stay.
The courtyard of the Convent becomes the heart of the new factory, turns out to be the foyer through which you can access the different areas of the museum, its various rooms and galleries, but from which, at the same time, you can observe from a privileged position both the Cloister of the Arche that part of the new intervention and can also be used as a large multi-purpose hall [...].

A. SOCI, Convento di S. Francesco in UNDER 40 a cura di Redazione AL, Gruppo Mancosu Editore, Roma, Maggio 2007.
The Zuo'an road, which passes right through the Study Area, is the end section of the Beiiing-naniin highway. Although no adequately quantified account of its role in the transport system and any related issues was available to us, we assumed by an~logy that: a) given the level of car ownership (already high, but stili rising) and the criticai stale of traffic in downtown Beiiing, tHè Beiiing:Tianiin motorway must terminate at the third city-wall ring road; so, because of this junction, there will presumably be a set of intenmodal car pari<s here, of the Park and Ride type. b) a radiai tramway line from the centre towards the sauth-eastern periphery will presumably run along the historic Zuo'an Road; and between the intersection of the third city-wall ring road with the Beijing-Tianjin motorway and the point where the Zuo'an Road crosses the second ring there will be a sunken parklroad ("New Zuo'an Road"), giving access lo various car parks for modal interchange with the annular metro lines and the radiai tramway [...].

a cura di: H. Linfei, M. Meriggi,  Urban Design Beijing-Milano, Progetti per la città di Beijing, China Eletric Power Press Editore, Beijing, 2008.
Until 1860, the date of the National Unity, there were three Milanese judicial prisons, divided into different districts of the city: those of the Court, between Piazza Beccaria and the alley of San Zeno (former Palazzo di Giustizia); those of the Police Headquarters, called Santa Margherita; those of the Pretura, in the former convent of Sant'Antonio. In the first prison were mainly imprisoned defendants in court and sentenced to be transferred; in the second the arrested in transit, the prostitutes and the debtors; in the last the beggars and vagrants. These places of imprisonment were added later, during the demolition work of the Santa Margherita prison, provided for in the framework of the interventions for settling the Piazza del Duomo [...].




Tesi di laurea degli studenti del Laboratorio di Progettazione Architettonica in Carcere, città e architettura, a cura di M. Biagi, Maggioli Editore, Milano, Ottobre 2012
The reading of the phenomenon of large exhibitions is often linked to the media phantasmagoria of the architectural gestures or to the grandeur of the scenographic-technological apparatuses of the event. The city-exhibition relationship is thus declined - in today's context - according to a principle of extraordinary temporality where the concepts of architectural object and urban morphology are overcome by the fleeting expressions of "amazement at all costs".
Rereading the history of major exhibitions in their relationship with the construction of the city becomes the tool to understand how the past - even recent - has been able to combine the nature of the event with the structure of the place and its cultural tradition. Vienna (1873), Paris (1889) and Lisbon (1998) are just a few examples of how exhibitions have been able to contribute to the formation and identity of the city, not as manifestations of the ephemeral, but as new parts accomplished foundation.


A. SOCI, Architettura Esposizione Città, Libraccio Editore, Milano (2015)
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