Mario Cucinella 作为第16届威尼斯国际建筑双年展意大利馆总策展人，他将注意力聚焦在那些被边缘化的地区、建筑的因地制宜、对环境和人文的同理心上，围绕城市、乡村以及与之相连的自然和人文景观，探讨如何创建可持续的未来。
借助 2018 年建筑双年展提出的“自由空间”主题，聚焦了意大利城市、乡村以及与之相连的自然景观组成的“群岛”形态。不同于当今大都市生物聚集的逻辑，这种群岛形态的公共空间和私人空间的分界线相对模糊，呈现更加自由的状态。由此诞生了意大利馆的主题。 “Arcipelago Italia”（意大利群岛）源于意大利特殊的地理形态和发展关系，不同于欧洲其它国家的大都市城市发展形态，意大利是由一系列的中小城市、乡村犹如散落的小岛，通过相邻的城市网络连接组成的群岛，就像伸进地中海的一个巨大城市。与他的理念背道而驰的是那些以大城市为重点，依据现代化进程规划地理区域的规划理念。这些理念如今把意大利排除在外了。意大利有 4000 多个中小城市及乡村，而这些区域占整个国家 60%的领土和 25%的人口。如果按照“以大城市为重点”的规划理念，难以表现生物多样性。
As the curator of the Italian Pavilion of the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale, Mario Cucinella focuses his attention on contemporary architecture of Italy’s marginalized inland territories, an architecture of restraint and empathy that weaves the fabric of the country’s cultural and scenic identity，exploring how to create a sustainable future.
With the theme of “free space” proposed by the 2018 Architecture Biennale, the Italian Pavilion focuses on the “island” form of Italian cities, villages and the natural landscapes connected to it. Unlike today ’s metropolitan biological gathering logic, the demarcation line between public and private spaces in this archipelago form is relatively fuzzy and presents a more free state. As a result, the theme of the Italian Pavilion “Arcipelago Italia” originated from Italy’s special geographical form and development relationship. Unlike the metropolitan cities in other European countries, Italy is composed of a series of small towns and rural area, connected by a network of adjacent cities, form an archipelago like a huge city that stretches into the Mediterranean. This vision of the built environment runs counter to that architecture which, in focusing on large urban areas, has followed a geography delineated by the advent of modernity, a movement that
has excluded 60% of Italy’s territory and over 4,000 municipalities (hosting 25% of the population). The result has been a loss of that expressive biodiversity that prefers discreet interventions to grandiose gestures.
▼展馆外观远景，exterior view of the pavilion ©Urban Reports
在全国选取了8个具有代表性的区域进行深入研究，组织了包括建筑师、规划师、社会学家、心理学家、当地大学学者以及专业顾问的跨学科团队，从北到南，实地“穿越”意大利，从自然、人文、科技等多方面综合探讨建筑如何以具体的方式促进可持续发展，激发城乡活力，带来整个意大利的复兴。整个项目持续一年半的时间，其中一年用于项目策划、调研研究、设计和实施解决方案。半年的时间展示和推广项目成果：展览、主题活动、纪录片以及书籍。第16届威尼斯国际建筑双年展意大利馆获得了2019 WIN Awards文化展览类银奖。
The project was thus an attempt to give voice to the rich and prolific world of empathic architecture, which expresses itself through small
acts of improvement and dialogue that are capable of addressing the relationship, obviously never completely resolved, between history, the modern world, and the landscape. A second but no less important objective was uncovering a new role of social responsibility for the work that architects do. In this way Arcipelago Italia became a manifesto of possible ways to give architecture a central role and renewed value, while stimulating reflections on those parts of the Italian territory that are most invisible and most fragile, but at the same time richer. It is pointing the way to Italy’s unique revitalization in both beauty and potential.
Eight representative regions were selected for in-depth research throughout the country, and an interdisciplinary team including architects, planners, sociologists, psychologists, local university scholars, and professional consultants was organized. From north to south of Italy, from the aspects of nature, humanities, science and technology, they had explored comprehensively how architecture can promote sustainable development in specific ways, stimulate urban and rural vitality, and bring about the revival of Italy as a whole. The entire project lasted one and a half years, of which one year was used for project planning, research, design and implementation of solutions. Demonstrate and promote project results in half a year: exhibitions, themed events, documentaries and books. The Italian Pavilion of the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale won the 2019 WIN Awards silver medal in the cultural exhibition category.
▼临水而建的展馆，the pavilion near the water ©Urban Reports
The design of the Arcipelago Italia exhibition delineated the stopping points of a journey in which the architecture itself became the tool for discovering places, landscapes, and communities. The goal was to convey the soul of these territories to visitors, involving them in an emotional and inclusive exploratory path between past and present, and investigating possible scenarios for the rebirth of Italy’s inland territories. The exhibition consists of 5 sections: cinema, journey, future, arcipelago, garden.
▼设计概念草图，the concept diagram ©MC A建筑事务所
▼展馆空间分析图，the space diagram of the pavilion ©MC A建筑事务所
映像 | Cinema
When entering the former Armory Pavilion near the water, first step into the cinema area. The documentary “Arcipelago Italia” is looped on the screen. Visitors follow the camera and reexamine the scattered small towns that have been forgotten in the public view , although they are a treasure trove of unlimited cultural heritage, the main elements of the Italy.
▼观影区，屏幕上循环播放着纪录片《意大利群岛》，the cinema area, the documentary “Arcipelago Italia” is looped on the screen ©Urban Reports
旅程 | Journey
The Eight Itineraries in the first Tesa, visitors were then immersed in an exhibition route delineated by eight enormous, upright books. Like print guidebooks, each showed an itinerary with the locations of the various projects included in the survey. Conducted by means of a nation-wide call for submissions, the aim of the survey was to identify concrete and emblematic examples of how architecture can reclaim its central role in the dialogue between new needs, historical stratification and the landscape. The eight itineraries encompassed a total of 103 stopping points, with the project submissions alternated by historic villages, walking paths and hiking routes, landscapes, and important social initiatives.
▼一号馆的八本巨型经典“书籍”打造出沉浸式体验的旅行，eight enormous, upright books in the first hall create an immersive exhibition route ©Urban Reports
▼“书籍”代表着行程指南，展示着8个典型区域的研究路线，like print guidebooks, each book shows an itinerary with the locations of the various projects included in the survey ©Urban Reports
▼现当代的各种设计项目、历史悠久的村庄、小路和自然风光等交替出现在“书”中，the project submissions are alternated by historic villages, walking paths and hiking routes, landscapes, and important social initiatives ©Urban Reports
未来 | Future
At the end of the first Tesa was a space devoted to the “Future,”where research conducted by a group of experts was displayed on the topics of mobility, demographics, and climate change. Beginning with an analysis of the current state of affairs, the studies hypothesized future scenarios and compared different outcomes: on the one hand in the case of a perpetuation of the present dynamics, and on the other in the case of direct intervention through architecture.
▼“未来”空间，the “Future” ©Urban Reports
▼“未来”空间局部，展示专家们针对人口流动、人口统计学和气候变化议题的科研成果，partial view of the “Future”, research conducted by a group of experts is displayed on the topics of mobility, demographics, and climate change ©Urban Reports
群岛 | Arcipelago
▼二号馆整体上是一个自由开放的公共空间， 五张岛屿状大型雪松木桌重现了意大利群岛的样貌，the second hall is articulated as a large open space containing five large cedar tables to display the Arcipelago Italia ©Urban Reports
▼二号馆局部，partial view of the second hall ©Urban Reports
The second Tesa was articulated as a large open space containing an enormous map of Arcipelago Italia, together with the presentation of five experimental projects on the theme of the “hybrid building,” a term that refers to an architecture capable of responding to the changing needs of the community in a flexible and adaptive manner. The experimental projects are the result of a multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and inclusive design process aimed at giving concrete form to the theme of relaunching Italy’s inland territories through architecture. Each of the five strategic areas − the Tuscan- Emilian Apennines with the national park of the Casentino forests; Camerino; Matera and the Basento Valley; Barbagia; and the Belice Valley − was represented by an experimental architectural work capable of enhancing the value of the existing heritage of buildings and landscape, based on an approach of empathy with the context, a sense of feasibility and measure, and an ability to interpret future opportunities while responding to the needs of the community. The video of the giant screen takes you to restore and recognize the entire project process, the thinking, opinions, research methods and workshop process of the expert team from various fields.
▼人们在二号馆参观，people visit the second hall ©Urban Reports
▼二号馆展品，the exhibition works in the second hall ©Urban Reports
花园 | Garden
The exhibition continues from the interior to the outdoor garden. The circular precast concrete installation “For People” designed by Cucinella is placed in a breathtaking view garden. The concept of the design is derived from the amphitheater (the center surrounded by steps / chairs Space), a platform both beautiful and practical for connecting person to person, person to nature; it is also a typical work that fits the theme of the Italian Pavilion project. The design of the installation is developed around an oval shape, with natural grass in the middle, the continuous form can meet a variety of uses: sitting, lying, standing, walking, and also a natural theater and stage for small events. In “ForPeople” you can relax and enjoy nature.
▼圆形预制混凝土装置被置于鸟语环绕、绿树成荫的草地花园中，the circular precast concrete installation is placed in a breathtaking view garden ©Urban Reports
▼装置的设计围绕椭圆形发展，并在中间保留自然草地，the design of the installation is developed around an oval shape, with natural grass in the middle ©Urban Reports
▼装置外观局部，partial exterior view of the installation ©Urban Reports
▼花园一角，a corner of the garden ©Urban Reports
The documentary was conceived from the perspective of art and education, selected representative content, combined with the plot setting and used the lens language of the film to tell the story of the entire Italian Pavilion project, which is thought- provoking. The film shows Cucinella departing from Venice, crossing the Alps, Apennines and islands. Along the way he passed abandoned villages and buildings, telecom villages, shepherds of seasonal livestock migration, artists who told stories with murals, cities rebuilt from low ruins, forests that have survived for thousands of years, and more. . . From these processes, the question can’t help but arise: What is the correct direction forward after the earthquake? How to rebuild? How much woodland can we develop? How will future geographical and cultural connections be established? Where do we live better and live longer? Why is that? “Abandonment”, “treatment” and “sustainability” are the thoughts conveyed in the documentary.
▼纪录片中的影像，the scenes in the documentary ©Urban Reports
For more information about the documentary: The Documentary “Arcipelago Italia” China Premiere Metting with the Director and Famous Architect Mario Cucinella
书籍的编写完整的重现了整个项目从策划研究到实地考察涵盖的所有思考、研究和项目实施过程。 书籍完整的阐述了整个项目的立意，并提出了可行的发展道路，为建筑赋予价值和重要性。书中以丰富的照片以及图示展现了代表性路线规划选择以及研究方法，同时还详尽地介绍了workshop的展开和设计成果。关于未来的思考也在书中有相当篇幅的说明。此书还荣获了2019年 ED-Awards欧洲设计奖。
The writing of the book fully reproduces all the thinking, research, and project implementation processes covered by the entire project from planning research to field trips. The book elaborates the whole project’s intent, and puts forward a feasible development path, giving the building value and importance. The book shows the representative route planning options and research methods with rich photos and diagrams, and also introduces the development and design results of the workshop in detail. Regarding future thinking, there is a considerable amount of explanation in the book. The book also won the ED-Awards European Design Award 2019.
理事会 – 当代艺术、建筑与城市周边地区，DGAAP 当代艺术与建筑总监和意大利馆城市周边专员，Federica Galloni
综合协调：当代建筑和区域联系人 Esmeralda Valente
MC A 项目协调：Irene Giglio
MC A 研究发展：Valentina Porceddu, Valentina Torrente, Laura Zevi , Roberto Corbia
MC A 开放流程：Giuliana Maggio
MC A 展陈设计：Mario Cucinella, Giovanni Sanna , Cecilia Perotti
MC A 模型制作：Yuri Costantini, Andrea Genovesi, Ambra Cicognani, Antonino Cucinella，Roberto Righetti, Anna Ciotti, Alessandra Filippelli
MC A 管理协调：Giulia Floriani
MC A 媒体推广：Alessia Ravaldi
策展顾问：Mario Abis, Antonella Agnoli, Lorenzo Bellicini, Aldo Bonomi, Maurizio Carta, Luca De Biase, Roberta Franceschinelli, Alex Giordano, Andreas Kipar, Ezio Micelli, Antonio Navarra, Manuel Orazi,
Federico Parolotto, Francesca Arcuri, Fabio Renzi, Paolo Testa, Edoardo Zanchini
纪录片：与 Rai Cinema 合作，由 SOMEONE 拍摄，Studio Nicama 制作
赞助：Iris Ceramica Group, Nice, FederlegnoArredo, Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato
技术赞助：iGuzzini, Riva 1920, URBO
MiBACT (Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism) Dario Franceschini
Directorate – General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and for the urban Peripheries, General Director DGAAP Contemporary Art and Architecture and the Urban Peripheries Commissioner Italian Pavilion, Federica Galloni
General Coordination: Contact for Contemporary Architecture and for the Urban Peripheriese Esmeralda Valente
Production: La Biennale di Venezia
Curator: Mario Cucinella
Project Coordination by MC A: Irene Giglio
Research and Development by MC A : Valentina Porceddu, Valentina Torrente, Laura Zevi with Roberto Corbia
Process Development by MC A : Giuliana Maggio
Display Design by MC A :Mario Cucinella, Giovanni Sanna with Cecilia Perotti
Models by MC A : Yuri Costantini, Andrea Genovesi, Ambra Cicognani, Antonino Cucinella with Roberto Righetti, Anna Ciotti, Alessandra Filippelli
Management and Sponsorship by MC A : Giulia Floriani
Social Media by MC A : Alessia Ravaldi
Curator Advisor : Mario Abis, Antonella Agnoli, Lorenzo Bellicini, Aldo Bonomi, Maurizio Carta, Luca De Biase, Roberta Franceschinelli, Alex Giordano, Andreas Kipar, Ezio Micelli, Antonio Navarra, Manuel Orazi, Federico Parolotto, Francesca Arcuri, Fabio Renzi, Paolo Testa, Edoardo Zanchini
Graphic Design : ZUP
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