Milan Design Week 2018

02 aprile 2018

UniFor. Work Environments

UniFor's latest proposals will be presented  at the corso Matteotti showroom, 
in a new exhibition of office furnishings and systems organized to create
a rational and welcoming work environment, capable of responding to changes
in the modern office while maintaining continuity with tradition. 

Featured at the exhibition space:
Pyramid. Dante Bonuccelli
Naòs. Pierluigi Cerri
LessLess Color. Jean Nouvel Design
Element Office Collection. Foster+Partners
vitra. Collection

The projects developed as part of the
Laboratorio di Metaprogetto
Politecnico di Milano - Facoltà di Design

David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018

01 marzo 2018

Basilica Palladiana



12 May - 2 September 2018



After 12 years, distinguished contemporary architecture returns to Vicenza with an exhibition at the Basilica Palladiana devoted to David Chipperfield Architects.
Organized by the City of Vicenza and Abacoarchitettura, the exhibition will be installed to a project by Chipperfield himself within the Basilica, which has been restored to its previous splendor following extensive restoration work.
“David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018” will present a selection of 15 of his recent projects in various stages of development, illustrating a series of activities that take place in a modern architectural firm.

In an era dominated by images, the identity of David Chipperfield Architects can be difficult to define because it is deeply rooted in an approach that privileges the design process and teamwork, rather than a particular style. Revealing the logic behind the design process and the resulting creation of architecture thus becomes essential for understanding the values that link the firm's body of works on an international level.
The presentation of each project is handled by the respective design teams in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. Together they reveal a willingness to take on complex cultural, professional and intellectual challenges.
Alongside the presentation of the 15 projects is an introductory survey of the main buildings completed since the launching of the firm in 1985 through today, thereby offering additional context with which to view the works on display.

UniFor is supporting this cultural project in the role of technical sponsor of the display setup.

Gabriele Basilico International Prize. Second Edition

27 febbraio 2018

Award Ceremony
22 March 2018 - 11 noon
Fondazione Riccardo Catella
Via G. De Castillia 28, Milan

Jiehao Su, a young Chinese photographer who lives in the United States, is the winner of the second edition of the Gabriele Basilico Prize in Architecture and Landscape Photography.
Dedicated to the memory of the internationally renowned architecture and landscape photographer, the Prize aims to become an important point of reference for the research and experimentation of visual languages amongst the new generations, with whom Basilico always cultivated open and constructive dialogue.
The jury, after careful analysis of the works presented by the 36 artists under 35, selected six finalists, among whom the winner Jiehao Su with the following motivation:

“The work that Jiehao Su has dedicated to the Chinese landscape (Borderlands, 2012-2015) is a delicate and intimate exploration of the lands, people, animals, and details of the environment directly tied to his own personal history. This is the basis on which Jiehao Su intends to approach his new project, devoted to the city of Beijing, in an exploration of past and future, reality and imagination.”

The work Jiehao Su dedicated to Chinese landscape (Borderlands, 2012-2015) represents an in-depth study on territories, people, animals, details, all elements deeply rooted in the photographer’s personal history. Su proposes a spontaneous and harmonious tale, made of delicate and sensitive images, which reflects his search for a sense of belonging and identity. This is the understanding upon which Jiehnao Su’s work is based: a new project dedicated to Beijing, marked by a tension between fiction and reality, present experience and memory .

UniFor is proud of its role as technical sponsor of the prize in the great photographer’s memory.

Promoted by:
Ordine degli Architetti P. P. e C. della Provincia di Milano
Studio Gabriele Basilico, Milan
Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence
Supported by:
Fondazione La Triennale of Milan
Fondazione Mast, Bologna
Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo-Milan
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Politecnico of Milan