18 July 2017 > 30 July 2017

The Theaters of Culture. Ephemeral projects for the eternal city


Carlo Scarpa Hall

A reflection on the city’s cultural heritage and a vision of a possible future

This year, the Future Architecture Platform project provides an opportunity to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Estate Romana, reflect on the successful cultural event organised by Renato Nicolini, and put a renewed focus on the past and present importance of architectural interventions in the social and cultural life of a city such as Rome.

Five groups of young architects from different European countries were asked to design five “ephemeral” installations that will work as temporary museums dedicated to five cultural fields: cinema, music, literature, theatre and media.
These “ephemeral” museums create a new “Parco Centrale”, and are ideally placed next to five abandoned Roman cinemas, the symbol of a cultural and architectural quality that has been partially lost and is to be retrieved by the city.
The projects will be presented at the end of the workshop, during the 14th July event, and at the Seoul Biennial, together with historical documents on Estate Romana and Parco Centrale dating back to the ’70s.

The candidates:
FAKT Sebastian Ernst, Sebastian Kern, Martin Tessarz, Jonas Tratz – Germany
Studio NO Magda Szwajcowska, Michał Majewski – Poland
Microcities / Socks-studio Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli – Italy/France
Lucia Tahan – Spain
BNGRT Florian Bengert – Germany

MAXXI in the world

The Theaters of Culture. Ephemeral projects for the eternal city has also been displayed in:

September 2 – November 5, 2017

MAXXI in the world