Meanwhile use in Emilia Romagna: the project as a stage of adaptation to changing urban conditions

Meanwhile use in Emilia Romagna: the project as a stage of adaptation to changing urban conditions

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158

Since 2008, the explosive interaction between the increase in urban vacancy and the crisis of financial protocols of development offer the chance to rescue back the original primacy of architecture, both over the priority given to the infrastructural-oriented urban development and the techno-bureaucratic administration of the territory. The rediscovered centrality of the project emerges, in particular, with reference to the issues of urban regeneration since, as never before, we find ourselves in the position of having to reflect on the state of a widely distributed abandoned building heritage, de-objectified from any functional and cultural meaning, which claims to be transformed with priority over new building expectations and forecasts.
The contemporary practice of temporary re-use of abandoned areas in the region of Emilia-Romagna (Italy), although with different degrees of maturation and experience, is certifying an experimental and operative learning levels, feeding, through tests and verification phases with reality, a strategic design path.
The acknowledgement of this practice’s value has been stated ex-post by Regional law n.24/2017, which constitutes the partial effect of one of the most advanced experiments concerning the design culture in conditions of structural crisis.
Deeply revisioning the logical structure of the Plan and its Modern legacy, the paper finds in the urban morphology design method the features to actually intercept some of the effects of the on-going urban transformation, re-negotiating the positions of the architectural project as stages of adaptation to changing conditions.

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Ambra Migliorisi

Sapienza University, Rome (Italy)

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Ambra Migliorisi

Sapienza University, Rome (Italy)

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3. Terrain vague redevelopments

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6. Urban policies

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