Premio Berlino Fellowship 2018-2019
Monday, 18 March 2019
Outcomes of the second edition of the exchange programme between the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory
Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin - 00:00:00 - 00:04:34
Luigi Reitani, Director, Italian Cultural Institute, Berlin - 00:04:35 - 00:08:42
Valentina Travaglino, Architect, Winner Premio Berlino 2018-2019, Naples - 00:09:10 - 00:32:15
Viola Fabi, Architect, Winner Premio Berlino 2018-2019, Milan - 00:32:40 - 00:51:11
Panel Discussion - 00:51:40 - 01:07:42
Valentina Travaglino, Architect, Winner Premio Berlino 2018-2019, Naples
Viola Fabi, Architect, Winner Premio Berlino 2018-2019, Milan
Thomas Stellmach, TSPA Achitects, Berlin
Ulrich Goertz, David Chipperfield Architects, Berlin
moderated by: Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
In order to promote contemporary Italian architecture, exchange of experience and cultural knowledge, the Premio Berlino award was founded to encourage the internationalisation and mobility of Italian architecture professionals. The prize is an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory as network partner, moderator and organiser. It offers two Italian-based emerging architects the opportunity to spend a six-month period in Berlin for further professional development.
The winners of this second edition, the young architects Valentina Travaglino and Viola Fabi, have carried out their traineeships in two prestigious Berlin architecture firms, TSPA Achitects and David Chipperfield Architects, working on issues concerning urban regeneration. Together with Thomas Stellmach (TSPA Achitects) and Ulrich Goertz (David Chipperfield Architects) they presented their work experiences and give an insight into the professional activities of the two architecture offices and share their impressions and observations obtained during their residence in Berlin.
Viola Fabi is a young Italian architect active in the fields of reuse and urban regeneration as a researcher and professional. Since 2017, she has been cooperating with the architectural office Park Associati in Milan. Since 2015, she has been a PhD candidate at Politecnico di Milano, where she took part in various research projects, focusing on reuse and regeneration strategies of abandoned cultural heritage within broader urban regeneration processes, cooperating with public administrations to obtain national and European fundings for the recovery of cultural and architectural public asset. Within this framework, Viola has been a keynote speaker in various national and international conferences and workshops. In 2018, she was invited by the Urban Quality Department of the Emilia-Romagna Region to illustrate the project Tommasini Corte Civica, a former thermal hotel reconverted into a cultural and touristic hub, as best practice within the presentation of the new regional law on urban regeneration and urban planning. Given the continuity and quality of her activity in the field, she was awarded Premio Berlino 2018 by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a six months residency during which she had the chance to explore reuse and urban regeneration practices in Berlin working with David Chipperfield Architects Berlin.
Valentina Travaglino is a young Italian architect, an expert in architectural and landscape heritage working in the field of reuse, urban regeneration and urban planning. In 2017, she was involved in the project about the regeneration and enhancement of the historic centre of Sessa Aurunca, conscious that the preservation of the urban structure of a historic site in a dynamic way represents the base of urban development. Carrying on with several projects and lectures in the field of urban and architectural reuse, she was awarded in 2017 for the urban regeneration project called La Villa between Piazza Ferrovia and Piazza Umberto I in Nola, in the district of Naples and became a member of the working group Osservatorio Smart City for the Metropolitan City of Naples, for the sustainable and intelligent development of the city and its district. For the impact of her work and the effort shown in the qualitative development of the urban environment, she was awarded by Premio Berlino 2018, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a six month experience to examine the themes related to her field of work in the innovative context of the city of Berlin and working with TSPA – Thomas Stellmach Planning & Architecture.