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Reconverting disused warehouses, giving back multifunctional places of social gathering: that is how NABA joins FS Sistemi Urbani call. The project has been carried out as part of NABA's Urban design courses, and its purpose is to imagine a new life for former freight yards in Vigevano and Legnano. Students have worked to develop evocative concepts and maximise these places' potential. Urban regeneration renders are on view at Scalo Lambrate, via Pietro Andrea Saccardo 12 in Milan, from March 11 to 20.

The exhibition “Ferrovie Urbane” will be introduced by a presentation event open to the public. Guido Tattoni (Director of NABA), Umberto Lebruto (CEO of FS Sistemi Urbani), Lorenzo Radice (Mayor of Legnano), Andrea Ceffa (Mayor of Vigevano), Claudio Larcher (NABA Design Area Leader) and Germana De Michelis (NABA Senior Lecturer) will be present. The event will start at 5 PM on March 11. An exhibition tour will follow.

Railway warehouses are no more sites for storing goods: this means they lost their original function. That is why, FS Sistemi Urbani and NABA join forces to rethink these urban voids by restoring their social value. The Design Area students have explored concepts such as "gift", "communication", "contamination", "sharing", and "loss in time”. Iron scaffolding, lighting systems, plant species, recycled objects, sinuous, evocative, and colorful elements merge together to adapt these two installations to new functions.

NABA Senior Lecturer Germana De Michelis and NABA Design Area Leader Claudio Larcher are the curators of the project and of the design exhibition in Milan. Sara Djala and Sara Millozza coordinated and designed it. Students of the BA Programme in Design created all the works. Vigevano freight yards renders by Mihaela Canatui, Lucia Castoldi, Stefano Cirillo, Lisa Dell'Era, Veronica Dovizio, Giulia Esposito, Beatrice Forgione, Alessia Ingala, Andrea Labanca, Francesca Lembo, Christian Malguzzi, Martina Panigoni, Francesco Lorenzo Piovani, Giacomo Porta, Giulia Quaranta, Gloria Timpano. Legnano freight yards renders by Zi Cheng, Giulia Colombo, Sabrina Cortelazzo, Sererena Costanzo, Jay-Ar Damance, Maria Laura Duminuco, Erika Montanaro, Beatrice Penati, Gaia Pignat, Ana Maria Popa, Leonardo Possati, Sara Rosso, Jioele Salvatori, Michela Soragni, Martina Tasca, Luca Torregrossa, Giulia Valentini.

Ferrovie Urbane
Scalo Lambrate, via Pietro Andrea Saccardo 12, Milan
From March 11 to 20, 2022
Opening event: March 11, 5 PM
The exhibition will be open to the public as it follows:
Free access in the weekend: Saturday from 6 PM to 9 PM, Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM
From Monday to Friday: by reservation writing to manal.abumonassar@naba.it


Thanks to: Circolo Formidabile Lambrate