The architecture has the ability to give shape to the space and to enable us to better perceive the reality around us, so the passion for the architectural tourism is a choice for sophisticated travelers, intrigued by the magnetic power of art and architecture. These people want to discover the cutting-edge venues in Italy renowned for their design.
What follows is a brief overview of the Italian architectural gems conceived by innovative designers.
Ceresio 7 in Milan, appetizers & design
In the capital of Italian design, Milan, there is a surprising venue where you can sip a drink and at the same time admiring a contemporary artwork and enjoy the surrounding landscape from the terrace of Ceresio 7, built in the former headquarters of Enel.
The project of Dean and Dan Caten, known as Dsquared2, has shaped an elegant, cozy and ultra-modern space; there are two pools on the terrace with views of the Milan’s skyline, a prestigious venue where to spend the evening!
We recommend visiting Milan this time because from 8th to 13th April is held the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, a must for fans of design in all its forms. www.ceresio7.com
Museion in Bolzano, the future comes from the past
The current Museion location was inaugurated in 2008 and has the peculiarity of being a cube with these sizes: 54 meters long, 25 wide and 23 high, a building that establishes a dialogue with its surroundings and with the most modern part of Bolzano.
Traditionally Alto Adige is considered as a destination for travel in the countryside or suitable for historical routes, underestimating the contemporary vocation of this Heaven’s slice. Explore the Museion, designed by Berlin studio KSV, in addition to the exhibitions, you can discover a museum that will catch you unprepared, able to compete, with the most well-known ateliers and art workshops all over the world.www.museion.it
Memory and Light in Padua
Among the foreign tourists, not many know that in Padua, in Veneto region, there is a unique monument in Europe, designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the memorial Memoria e Luce dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 attack on New York in 2001. The work represents an open book, in glass, which shows a beam of six meters, a find of the World Trade Center.
The memorial is located in the gardens of Porte Contarine and its light changes according to the observation point; we recommend admiring it by the bridges crossing the Piovego, to have a fulfilling visual.
A tour of contemporary architecture starts from buildings and monuments and continue through the streets of the cities that host them, always looking for design artworks that keep the courage to be modern without losing charm.