“Towards a gentle architecture”: Barreca & La Varra at the “LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL – Masters of Landscape” in Bergamo

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 6 pm at Palazzo Podestà, the workshop organised as part of the “LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL”, now in its 11th edition, will take place on the topic of “Reflections on the relationship between environmental attention and the character of new and renovated buildings”.

The Landscape Festival is a major international event dedicated to the promotion of landscape culture that has been held in Bergamo since 2011. Conceived in 2011 by the non-profit association Arketipos, it was born as an event open to a wide audience in the wonderful setting of Bergamo Alta and has developed over the years thanks to the strong commitment of the Municipality of Bergamo. Over 10 annual editions have led the Landscape Festival to be recognised as a unique event in Italy and at the forefront in Europe in terms of vision, content, and experiential format.

The theme of the workshop is “Towards a gentle architecture: reflections on the relationship between environmental attention and the character of new and renovated buildings”: the work of man must be an integration and possibly a respectful and gentle improvement of the landscape around us. A landscape that can be domestic or urban, designed up to the scale of the territory. The meeting is an opportunity, hosted by Panariagroup, to meet some design studios that express, through their design poetics, a “gentle” idea of architecture, respectful of the environment and the people living in it. Aided by a group of experts and opinion leaders, during the meeting in the Sala dei Giuristi, at Palazzo Podestà in Bergamo, we will share some reflections on the relationship between the growing attention to the environment and the profoundly evolving characteristics of new or renovated buildings. To discover how materials still play a fundamental role in this relationship, as does the work of companies that are constantly improving processes and products.

Vittorio Grassi Architects
Barreca & La Varra
Studio De8
Botticini + Facchinelli ARW

Donatella Bollani

Sala dei Giuristi, Palazzo Podestà | Piazza Vecchia 8A, Bergamo | REGISTRATION LINK