An in-depth article by Margherita Toffolon for La Nuova Finestra shines a light on the technical skills behind the renovation of a classic piece of 20th-century architecture, the Rinascente building in Piazza Fiume, Rome. From an identikit of the building to construction details about the doors and windows, this design project from the firm of Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli has been examined in painstaking detail through images and technical documents.
The International Architecture Exhibition 2023 at Venice Biennale, The Laboratory of the Future, curated by Lesley Lokko with a specific focus on the subjects of decolonisation and decarbonisation, is now open. Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, founder of Studio 2050+ with which Theatro collaborated in the project to redevelop Rinascente Rome, has been appointed president of the international jury that assigned the exhibition’s main awards, starting with a Golden Lion for Career Achievement to Nigerian artist, designer and architect, Demas Nwoko.
With regard to awards, the Rome project is up for the Italian Architecture Award, promoted by MAXXI and Triennale Milano which aims to showcase Italian architecture, through the promotion of works by designers who are either Italian or active in Italy, whose work is targeted at innovation, design quality, and the social role of architecture.
From 15 to 21 May, Theatro’s main partners were at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia at the Foro Italico in Rome. The Internazionali, Italy’s most important tennis tournament, gave partners and guest designers the unique experience of seeing matches from exclusive seats as well as an out-of-the-ordinary networking opportunity.