BERNARDO SECCHI and PAOLA VIGANO, SECCHI-VIGANO, ITALY

  • 01.12.2013, 13:00-14:00, HOUSE OF CULTURE
  • What's next?

Italians Bernardo Secchi and Paola Viganò established Studio Associato Bernardo Secchi Paola Viganò in 1990. Since then their Milan-based practice has been probing the problems of contemporary cities and winning numerous international awards. The two founders of the studio also teach actively at the IUAV University of Venice. SAW 2013 invited them precisely because of their urban planning know-how, which they will share at our What’s Next panel.  

Studio Secchi – Viganò have developed projects of various scale for a number of cities and larger areas, such as Bergamo, Pesaro, Prato, Brescia. In 2008 the Italians were selected among the ten finalists in the Grand Paris international competition announced by president Sarkozy. In 2011 they published their book “La ville poreuse“, based on their concept for urban development presented in their project for Grand Paris. 

The work of Secchi – Viganò can be regarded as a years-long search for mechanisms and architectural models of how a place of simple dwelling may turn into contemporary territory. Their search may unfold at a highly elitist global level, but it is completely relevant to cities in Bulgaria, which in the last years develop without any obvious long-term strategy and planning.


Language: English with Bulgarian translation

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When: 01.12.2013, 13:00-14:00

Where: House of Culture


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