The University of Arkansas Rome Center is the first non-profit public entity to be associated withKlimaHouse Network Lazio. Being associated to the agency KlimaHouse, an independent certification organization, provides the possibility of free enrollment reserved for non-profit organizations, and offers support and information thanks to its rich heritage of experience concerning the design of sustainable buildings, energy efficiency and certification systems.
Last 25th October, the board of directors of KlimaHouse Lazio Network, chaired by Eng. Luca Pofi, formalized the enrollment of the University of Arkansas Rome Center as a non-profit associate. This new enrollment will represent the starting point of collaboration aimed at exchanging information on issues of architectural and urban quality, heritage buildings in historical areas and redevelopment of the suburbs, which will be the subject of a series of lectures planned for spring 2014.
Both institutions agree that the analysis and comparison of the most innovative and eco-friendly methods used in Italy and the United States are considered to be of high educational and scientific value. This will foster research, plans and projects aimed at promoting the culture of sustainability.
CITTADINANZATTIVA AT MAXXI
University of Arkansas Rome Center / Philadelphia University / Università degli Studi Roma TRE
Several urban design proposals developed by students of the University of Arkansas Rome Center and Philadelphia University will be presented on Wednesday, 11th December at 18:00 at the MAXXI in the Graziella Lonardi Bontempi Hall (Multifunctional space) in Via Guido Reni 4/A, Rome.
The proposals were created during the international workshop - Flaminia Crossing - and during the semester at the university. The study focus was the urban regeneration of the axis of Via Guido Reni and the area of the architectural complex of the former barracks.
The meeting, promoted by Cittadinanza Attiva Flaminio (Flaminio - Active Citizenship) in collaboration with Roma Capitale and the University of Arkansas Rome Center, aims to highlight the importance of a transparent and participatory process: the first objective of this process is the announcement of a contest open to the ideas of citizens, Italian designers and international designers who can provide innovative ideas for the urban transformation of abandoned land from its original function, currently a neglected area in the Flaminio district of Rome.
December 6 (Opening)
December 7 - February 16
University of Arkansas Rome Center / AACUPI / Musei in Comune / United States Embassy
The exhibition "Columna - A tribute to the Trajan's Column" is the starting point of the study and research program which involves students and faculty of the American institution, in particular the Architecture course. In collaboration with the Capitolina, the architectural and urban study of the museum complex of Trajan’s Column will outline assumptions about the original arrangement of unreleased marble findings and architectural fragments which have been found on the site.
An excellent educational opportunity, given the uniqueness of the archaeological complex of Trajan’s Market and the adjoining museum, which illustrates the ancient architecture and the decorative structure of the Imperial Forums, with its construction in continuous evolution as highlighted by the Hypercolumna project that brings new prospects for the enjoyment of archaeological heritage.
Beginning from the theoretical framework inspiring Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s work on Campo Marzio, the first project of the semester focuses on the analysis of Campo Marzio
Subdivided in groups, the students explore the whole area and each group focuses on a specific urban space within Campo Marzio. Each Team provides a critical interpretation of the assigned area through sketches, drawings, collage and multi-media techniques.
The final work, in form of a collage, plus analytical drawings, sketches and multi-media presentations, synthesizes this first project, exploring means for representing the city, capturing its dynamic quality, its spatial characteristics and its organizational logic.