Dropcity opens in preview for Milan Design Week 2022

Milan – Starting on Tuesday, June 7, on the occasion of it Milano Design Week 2022and until Sunday, June 19, Dropcity, Center for Architecture and Designwhich develops in the long tunnels via Sammartini in Milan, inside the Magazzini Raccordati in Central Station, presents a preview of the content that will identify this as a place for gathering and debate about architecture, design and the modern city. The official opening is scheduled for spring 2024.

Dropcity is an initiative born out of an architect’s idea Andrea Caputo already in 2018, developed and co-managed by Nhoodwhich with an investment of 16 million euros adds another contribution to the urban renewal of Milan after the victory in the tender a year ago C40 Reinventing cities for transformation of piazzale Loreto, with the project Loc – Loreto Open Community.

Dropcity defines one new urban model in Europe with over 10,000 square meters, spread over 28 tunnelswhich they will host exhibition galleries, production studios, carpentry workshops, robot technology and advanced prototyping. In addition, an important area of ​​square footage will be dedicated to research, teaching and office space for professionals in the sector. Complete program one material library It is a public libraryaimed at architecture and design issues.

Dropcity marks an important step in redevelopment plan affecting the area of ​​the main railway station and who has already seen, in the piazza Luigi Di Savoia, the construction of Garden with girls and boys from all over the world, widening the sidewalks and opening some commercial activities; on piazza IV Novembre, the arrival of Central Market; on piazza Duca D’Aosta, the redevelopment as part of the SeminiAmo project. Without forgetting the Mic project, which will make it possible to rearrange and rationalize another part of Piazza Luigi di Savoia, as part of renovation of the former Michelangelo hotel.

On the occasion of Milano Design Week and until Sunday, June 19, 2022, various installations can be visited, including: a exhibition about Ricardo Bofil edited by Apartamento Magazine, theinstallation of Fosbury Architecture presented by Quodlibet Edizioni and other installations of KoozArch (Milan, London), Spectacular Bureau (Los Angeles), HPO (Ferrara), Supervoid (Rome), Motto (Berlin), Grillo-Vasiu (Zurich), Pan Records (Berlin), Log Magazine (New York), Parasite 2.0Gtonko, Fine dust, Abnormal, From outer space (Milan). The opening to the public is scheduled from 10.00-19.00, with free admission from via Sammartini 38-60.

That is justified Dropcity mockups the public program planned during Design week 2022 edited by Angela Rui curator and researcher for design (among the prestigious tasks she cured the Dutch pavilion in XXII Triennale in Milan And Bio 25 – Ljubljana Design Biennale) with Anna Paola Buonanno – designer, editor and co-founder of the From outer Space studio – who invites thinkers, editors, writers, architects and designers to meet and imagine what kind of cultural prototype the new center should embody. In this way, current issues related to profession and education, social and ecological practices, the transformation of cultural institutions into catalysts for inclusion and social justice, the week itself will be mock-up of the spirit and creative climate that will characterize Dropcity. With this program, Dropcity aims to reach students and young architects and designers in Milan over the course of Design weekand invite them to build spaces for exchange, solidarity and community to meet the challenges and responsibilities that await designers and institutions operating in the field of architecture and design.

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