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[automatically translated] The exhibition of the projects of the members of the Chamber of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists of Palermo is the circumstance that allows Andrea Sciascia to propose a short résumé on today's condition of Palermo. The summary is drawn starting from the comparison of the most recent book on contemporary architecture in Palermo Matteo Iannello and Glenda Schoolboy than most venerable, but still valuable, Gianni Pirrone. Sciascia shows how little, in terms of quantity, are added works by two young scholars than that recorded and commented by Pirrone. From this evidence, the absolute lack of significant architectures over the past decades, it would be difficult to identify a bleak portrait of the city and its atavistic inaction. In fact, Palermo has entrusted its development to buildings without any architectural value and, simultaneously, its soil was shattered infinity by new roads, without any urban quality. Reversing the disheartening picture, Sciascia identifies unresolved and the interstitial spaces of the contemporary city, between roads and buildings, great potential from which to share, through the instrument of architectural design, to achieve the decorum of the city.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAnnuario 1. Rassegna "Architetture 2010-2012" sulla produzione architettonica degli iscritti all'OAPPC di Palermo
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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