Technopole – The Award for Architectural Commission in “Architecture Who and How”
TECHNOPOLE – THE AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF REGGIO EMILIA BY FORTUNE ITALIA AND PPAN
The Municipality of Reggio Emilia has been awarded the prize for Architectural Commission for the construction of the Technopole, marking the 10th anniversary of its completion and serving as an original element of the Reggiane Innovation Park.
The recognition was bestowed as part of the initiative ‘Architecture who and how,’ promoted by Fortune Italia and Ppan, a communication company specializing in urban regeneration issues, yesterday at the Maxxi Museum in Rome.
The local entity commissioning the project and the completed work were selected by a committee, comprising key figures in contemporary architecture, economists, specialized journalists, and educators such as Leonardo Donato, Maura Gancitano, Renato Loiero, Andrea Margaritelli, Paola Pierotti, and Cino Zucchi. The committee, considering various aspects, including the economic development and cultural and ecological transition implications of the interventions, honored the Municipality of Reggio Emilia with the commissioning award.
This award acknowledges the commitment and results achieved in the “choice of a project that enhances the existing, takes care of the future, with flexibility of use, creativity, and experimentation.”
The Technopolo project was evaluated alongside 99 other proposals, constituting the 100 architectures in the contemporary atlas published in Fortune Italia. The selection, curated by Ppan, showcases the best Italian productions involving both public and private clients, completed and upcoming projects, all chosen through competitions and/or award-winning designs. A special 50-page feature in the November issue of Fortune Italia provides insight into this particularly stimulating panorama.
Thus, an observatory of 100 award-winning architectural works is constructed, comprising 50 built and 50 resulting from competitions. The list showcases an equal number of firms that are making a mark on cities. “Commitment to project care, the originality of solutions proposed for contemporary challenges related to innovation, digitalization, and attention to change and social impact,” as statee in the motivations, “form the basis of their success.”
Photo: Technopolo of Reggio Emilia (REI Foundation) on Facebook.