In June 2014, the Architect’s Feast was held in Lampedusa, an event organized by the Architects’ Order of the Province of Agrigento, in collaboration with the administration of the island. On that occasion, the International Workshop of Architecture and Urban Design Emergency and Hospitality in Architecture and Landscape was organized and the architecture schools of Palermo, Syracuse and Tunis were invited to participate. The aim of the workshop was to identify possible design strategies to improve the coexistence between the island tourist enjoyment and the reception of migrants. It had been a few months since the terrible shipwreck that occurred a few miles from the island port, causing the death of many people. Many migrants were also missing, but fortunately lots of them managed to save their lives thanks to the help of Lampedusa’s people. Following that tragedy, the local community, awaiting concrete political solutions from the Italian State and the European Community, asked the National Architects Council to propose design solutions to improve the island response to the migratory phenomenon. This has proven to be an experience that has led to the theme of residency on one side with a project proposal in an urban context, through a system of residences organized according to a principle of exibility and adaptability of the interior space; on the other hand, through the project of lightweight, removable Xlam wooden prefab houses, easily placeable in rural areas of the island. In that occasion, the design team directly observed the di cult reality of the island, contributing with a concrete strategy of intervention, through a design proposal that could be used also in di erent contexts and circumstances.

RESIDENZE PER LA RICETTIVITA’ TURISTICA E L’EMERGENZA A LAMPEDUSA RESIDENCE FOR TOURIST RESERVE AND LAMPEDUS EMERGENCY.

Bruno Messina;Fabio Guarrera
2019

Abstract

In June 2014, the Architect’s Feast was held in Lampedusa, an event organized by the Architects’ Order of the Province of Agrigento, in collaboration with the administration of the island. On that occasion, the International Workshop of Architecture and Urban Design Emergency and Hospitality in Architecture and Landscape was organized and the architecture schools of Palermo, Syracuse and Tunis were invited to participate. The aim of the workshop was to identify possible design strategies to improve the coexistence between the island tourist enjoyment and the reception of migrants. It had been a few months since the terrible shipwreck that occurred a few miles from the island port, causing the death of many people. Many migrants were also missing, but fortunately lots of them managed to save their lives thanks to the help of Lampedusa’s people. Following that tragedy, the local community, awaiting concrete political solutions from the Italian State and the European Community, asked the National Architects Council to propose design solutions to improve the island response to the migratory phenomenon. This has proven to be an experience that has led to the theme of residency on one side with a project proposal in an urban context, through a system of residences organized according to a principle of exibility and adaptability of the interior space; on the other hand, through the project of lightweight, removable Xlam wooden prefab houses, easily placeable in rural areas of the island. In that occasion, the design team directly observed the di cult reality of the island, contributing with a concrete strategy of intervention, through a design proposal that could be used also in di erent contexts and circumstances.
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