Gianandrea Barreca in the jury at “Qualità Emergente” by IN / ARCH Sardegna

A multi-year research project curated by IN / ARCH Sardegna, which exhibits a selection of recent noteworthy architectures, made in Sardinia since 2000, from 21st to 23rd June 2019 at Cagliari EXMA ‘.

The selection was handled by an independent jury of architects: Gianandrea Barreca of Barreca & La Varra of Milan, Andrea de Eccher of the Op Architetti Associati studio in Venice, author in Cagliari of the Lazzaretto and MEM projects; Mosè Ricci, full professor of architectural composition at the University of Trento, author of the Ghella Headquarters building in Rome which, in 2015, won the European Solar Prize. The evaluation was carried out on the basis of the applications received by IN / ARCH Sardegna following a series of open invitations published from 2006. The purpose is the progressive construction of a cognitive framework relating to the emergence of contemporary practices of design quality in regional area.

The last edition of EMERGING QUALITY saw the participation of dozens of candidates, among which the jury selected 19 works. These, in addition to those selected in the previous editions, which lead to 36 works on display, will be presented to an audience of professionals and interested parties and will constitute an important repertoire of quality works recently made in Sardinia. The event will be presented with the next call for IN / ARCHITECTURE AWARDS, organized by IN / ARCH (National Institute of Architecture) and ANCE (National Association of Building Manufacturers), which, since 2005, aim to reward the quality of the work architectural and the three main protagonists that are at the base of its realization: client, designer, builder. Over the years he has awarded figures such as Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Aimaro Isola, Renzo Piano, Lucio Passarelli and Guido Canali.


The Sardinia section of the National Institute of Architecture was established in 2005 to be both a point of reference around which the debate on architecture gravitates, in a non-sectoral way, as a laboratory of proposals for the culture of the project in Sardinia with the goal of enlarging, spreading and promoting architectural quality.

Consistent with the aims that, since the foundation of the Institute in 1959, made it a meeting place for all the economic and cultural forces that participate in the processes of transformation of the city and the environment, the Sardinian section aims at to involve, besides architects and engineers, also builders, building materials industries, building credit institutes, economic operators, public administration bodies.