It was an all-female evening that Interni organized on 22 November at the Atlas Concorde, the Fiorano Modenese company, one of the major leaders in the production of ceramic surfaces and large slabs for design and architecture.
The value of safety was the theme of the talk, through an interpretation both from the point of view of the architectural project and of the research that is carried out in the university scientific field, in particular in the field of new materials.
After Metamorphic. Surface Design held in July focused on an original material such as cement and its reproducibility in the ceramic field and beauty as a Paradigm a focus on the main material of the Italian architectural tradition, marble and its ceramic interpretations on October 22nd, November 22nd was the turn of Milan. Projects and research: the engines of change.
Talking about it were Silvia Prandelli, Senior Principal for Italy of Populous, an Anglo-American studio with offices all over the world, world leader in the field of architecture and design for sports and entertainment, and Ingrid Paoletti, Associate Professor of Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture, of the Milan Polytechnic and Scientific Director of the Research Group Material Balance and Giulia Loschi, Head of Product Management at Atlas Concorde.
Prandelli spoke of the new stadium in Milan whose construction competition was won by Popolous in December 2021, "the stadium should be understood as an accessible place not only for football fans, it is also a point of reference for the neighborhood where it is located, a space for sporting and leisure activities, shopping and leisure, with shops, restaurants, meeting points ".
A 'fluid' architecture, the one devised by the Prandelli team, in which access to the stands and service and relaxation areas is facilitated thanks to an engineering process that allows for the timing of movements to be defined of the public, guaranteeing and facilitating rapid scrolling.
From architecture to the university world: Ingrid Paoletti described her work in the research of new materials in the research center of the Milan Polytechnic, highlighting what the approach should be a logic of hybridization between "the experience of doing and the digital one.
By integrating knowledge of digital tools with the physical value of materials, extraordinary solutions can be achieved thanks to the identification of sustainable materials that generate new design languages".
Giulia Loschi entered into the merits of Sensitech, a non-slip surface, "soft, pleasant to the touch and easy to clean, designed by Atlas Concorde and made with a patented method in Italy.
Cover photo: from the left Gilda Bojardi, director of Interni, Silvia Prandelli, Ingrid Paoletti and Patrizia Catalano