Milan's Design week is the most important event worldwide for design and innovation. In the past five years "Ventura-Lambrate" district has been the new platform where all the emerging designers, architects and visionaries took over the Ex-Industrial zone by the growing trend of Industrial refurbishments. This year, the city of Milan will be hosting the "World Expo", one of the most vital events in Milan's contemporary history, integrating an era of modern development; the issue of Milan's unused and Ex-Industrial buildings remains in question.
The workshop aims to approach the re-generation of a forsaken warehouse, named 'SBODIO32', at the edge of Milan's new design district.
One week before the Exhibition, SBODIO32 hosted an Urban Re-generation workshop, called "Unfold: Moving Matter" aiming to approach the regeneration of a forsaken warehouse, named 'SBODIO32' based on an interactive ceiling installation that would generate a collective central space serving to be the focal point of the exhibition space. "Unfold" investigates how this active space exists beyond theory or a computer/animated space, decoding folds into tangible reality. The exploration of the interactive relationship of folding and material, form and structural behavior. The workshop was organized by Ezgaat Architects in collaboration with Noumena Architecture, NOUS Engineering, OpenDot, WL3D, Imbalstudi, Politecnico di Milano and Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC).
Professors and Tutors: Manja Van De Worp, Aldo Sollazzo, Efilena Baseta, Eugenio Morello, Ivica Covic, Barbara Piga.
Video Mapping: Ece Tankal.
Participants: Yunting Yang, Artina Qehaja, Bilyana Savova, Eda Ozdemir, Eman Ashmawi, Eugenio Bettucchi, Freeda Jane Madius, He Yuan, Mo Liu, Paolo Franco, Pelin Ulcay, Shuyang Li, Zeynep Yilmaz.