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Labics. City of Sun in Rome, Italy.

April 24, 2017
In the eastern area of Rome, close to the new Tiburtina high speed train station, Labics was in charge of this urban regeneration project covering an area of 11,000 square meters. City of Sun has a multifunctional program, with a commercial area at street level, office spaces above, residence and car parks, all arranged around public spaces, located at various levels. 

Image MEDIA AGENCY, in charge of communication for this recently completed project, is ready to provide materials on it to interested journalists. Please visit the News Seeds area of our website (http://www.image-web.org/press_area/projects) or contact us at press@image-web.org to receive the full press kit.
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Atelier Paul Laurendeau. Amphitheater Cogeco in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.

April 24, 2017
The new amphitheater designed by Atelier Paul Laurendeau in Trois-Rivières reflects itself in the waters of the St. Lawrence River, creating drama, surprise and contrast, immediately becoming an urban landmark. The building gives shape to a receptive place for performance arts under a sharp 7,200 square meter rectangular roof, 26 meters tall, that shelters up to 3,500 fixed seats, the remaining 5,200 seats being on the grass. indoor and outdoor spaces blend and give a new identity to the site, formerly occupied by a paper mill.

Image MEDIA AGENCY, in charge of communication for this recently completed project, is ready to provide materials on it to interested journalists. Please visit the News Seeds area of our website (http://www.image-web.org/press_area/projects) or contact us at press@image-web.org to receive the full press kit.
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A call for micro-strategies to activate new public spaces.

January 22, 2017
Which micro-strategies can be developed through design to stimulate the birth of new forms of public space in small and large cities, with limited investments? Which new ideas can emerge to interpret the contemporary cultural and economic trends, by activating new programs in the urban context? What role for cultural institutions, such as museums or contemporary art centers, to promote new relations with the urban environment?

Un’idea, una città (An Idea, A City). Museo delle Terre Nuove (Museum of New Towns), housed in the prestigious Palazzo d’Arnolfo in the town of San Giovanni Valdarno (20 miles southeast of Florence, Italy), and Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea invite young designers to join a competition to conceive a micro-strategy aimed at redefining the relation between the museum and the city.

Design solutions that will define new experiences in public space are expected that will focus on the arcade of the ancient Palazzo d’Arnolfo and that will be practicable as permanent installations. Strategies of collaboration with local institutions, producers, or companies will be welcome. Entries should be inspired by the key topics offered by the Museum, whose galleries introduce the public to development on medieval urban planning, to further encourage interaction and social thinking on public space, art, and the environment.

Official website for this competition is the one of Museo delle Terre Nuove: www.museoterrenuove.it. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017. By March 6, 2017 the jury including Pippo Ciorra, Richard Ingersoll, Gianni Pettena, Camilla Perrone, Gianpiero Venturini will nominate the winner or the winning team that will be invited to San Giovanni Valdarno for a one-week long residency, during which meetings with local institutions, citizens and partners will take place that will move the design strategy to the next step.

When the Municipality of San Giovanni Valdarno entrusted us with the organizational and communication activity for this competition, we saw it as another good occasion for our group to encourage young designers to embrace an experimental approach to architecture, to challenge the given conditions with the power of ideas.

At Image we are aware of the needs public administrations have and we hence based out actions on strong immediacy and accessibility. Our team is supporting the entire development of this program and our press office is constantly active to report on the competition process, to highlight the most prominent topics, to stimulate an active participation on the part of young designers and to disseminate proposals and strategies.

We kindly invite interested young designers to access the competition call here.
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Flores & Prats Architects. Sala Beckett, Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Adrià Goula).

December 08, 2016
Sala Beckett is a new cultural space designed by Flores & Prats Architects in Barcelona; it is characterized by extraordinary vivacity and a surprising relationship with history which tends to redefine the theme of architectural restoration. Opened in November 2016 in Poblenou, in the Sant Martí district, it is dedicated to theatre, experimentation and training. 


Image MEDIA AGENCY, in charge of communication for this recently completed project, is ready to provide materials on it to interested journalists. Please visit www.image-web.org/press_area/projects or contact us at press@image-web.org to receive the full press kit.
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Maurice Nio / NIO architecten. Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Prato, Italy.

August 29, 2016
The Pecci Center began life in 1988 and was the first institution in Italy specifically built from scratch for exhibiting, collecting, conserving and documenting the most advanced artistic research. It is set to become an international reference point for the experimentation of multiple contemporary art languages. In October 2016 the Pecci Center reopens after the completion of the futuristic spaceship-shaped extension by Rotterdam-based Indonesian architect Maurice Nio, titled "Sensing the Waves," and the renovation of the original building designed by Rationalist architect Italo Gamberini.

Image MEDIA AGENCY, in charge of communication for this recently completed project, is ready to provide materials on it to interested journalists. Please visit the New Seeds area of our website or contact us at press@image-web.org to receive the full press kit.