So this semester in Milan I will be working on a project about the preservation of twentieth century architecture. I thought it might be nice to introduce my project to you.
I will be working in a group of six to develop a strategy to preserve the Collegi in Urbino.
The Collegi is a complex of university dormitories that have been designed and built between 1962 and 1983. They are one of the most famous works by Giancarlo De Carlo who also worked for the city of Urbino itself. However due to changed use of spaces, lack of maintenance and replacement of original materials with cheap alternatives has changed the Collegi.
So for our project we will be firstly analyzing the current situation at the Collegi. We will also be looking at the context during which the Collegi was designed and built. The goal is to develop a strategy to preserve the buildings for the future. This means defining what makes it cultural heritage and what parts of the building should be adapted to modern use.
I am super excited to be working on this project. Especially because we will be learning about modern architecture as heritage. Besides the studio we will also get classes on building preservation and on architectural survey.