Countless Cities – Beijing, Suzhou, Shenzen Pavilion

The Chinese Design Weeks have developed as big public events of urban innovation, far from the concept of design linked to “products” or “services”, but a ground for experimentation of every form of design. The first room of the exhibition shows the results of these investigations in three symbolic cities where innovation is produced and where the future of design is redesigning millions of people’s lives. In the second room, the redevelopment process of the Beijing Dashilar district, located southwest of Tian’anmen Square, is explored in depth. Started in 2011, it is characterized by a bottom-up planning process.

A feasibility study whose objectives include qualifying the Stadio Picco for the Serie A championship, reorganizing the service areas around the stadium in order to raise the quality standards of the facility, and redefining the urban role of the Stadio Picco and its relationship with the city.

The main points of the project consist in the demolition of the current grandstand with the construction of a new one on two floors able to accommodate 5,500 seats without barriers; the provision of all services, offices, skybox; the implementation of the capacity of the curve Piscina to over 3,300 seats and the new coverage of the Stadium.

The redevelopment project of the building includes two possible versions: a conservative one and an innovative one. Both proposals aim to change the intended use of the building, from a directional to a receptive one. In the conservative option the building conceived as a student residence, has 67 rooms total to accommodate 101 guests. In the innovative option you get 66 accommodations for 75 beds.

The “Residential Park” of Lodi becomes an experimental district constructed with innovative sustainable advanced systems and low power consumption. Furthermore it is a new urban organism that connects very different social realities and systems. This area has an high density concentration of activities, typical of cities’ centre, with the aim of minimizing the use of the ground and creating free, green, public spaces. The aim is to create an high quality living space for the city of Lodi, with a new concept of centrality, an innovative way of living in contact with green spaces and being, at the same time, so close to the centre of Milan thanks to the railway lines.

This manifesto, developed with the Sino European Innovation Institute, stems from the need to turn urban innovations in each different field of knowledge into practice, in order to set up multidisciplinary activities that could guide and restore balance in the contemporary urban development, following guidelines that focus on both social welfare and individual needs.
The real goal is to give rise to creative cities, both from material and immaterial point of views, so as to adopt and achieve the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development principles.

Designed and built in only 15 months, the restructuring of the former Arsenale at La Maddalena in Sardinia, was initiated with the purpose of hosting the 2009 G8 Summit.

DONTSTOP architettura, together with a group of architects and architects, has set up a work group called Archimacao with the aim of intervening on the Macao building, the new independent center for arts, culture and research in Milan.

In line with the broader vision of Macao, which sees cultural production as a common good, the project was illustrated in a public debate. Archimacao renounces the aesthetic dimension in favor of a programmatic and procedural dimension. An incremental project that aims to put Macao in a position to imagine and realize as many uses as possible of space over time.

On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile in Milan 2018, DONTSTOP architettura presents the project “Il Cortile” of BASE, within the former Ansaldo factory, in Milan. The site is today dedicated to creativity in all its declinations, through one of the most striking urban regeneration projects in Europe.

The project involves a vegetalization of the external spaces of the cultural center, the design of the bar with a refreshment area, the stage for the events and a new graphics on the ground that characterizes the flooring.

During the Monditalia Week End Special, “Green Gold Islands” wonders about the possibility of finding in the rural territory a real possibility for the development and growth of new models and lifestyles, linked to the rediscovery of agriculture as a territorial development agent. The explorative itinerary on the islands Sant’Erasmo, Vignole and Mazzorbo becomes becomes an opportunity for the meeting and exchange on the field of different knowledge and experience, the starting point for a meditation and discussion that considers the earth as a resource of global interest.

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