Which is the best building in Italy over the last 3 years? The National Architecture Award will soon provide an answer. The first edition will take place in Rome in 2020
During the last Milano Arch Week, Stefano Boeri, President at Triennale Milano, Giovanna Melandri, President at Fondazione MAXXI, Margherita Guccione, Director at MAXXI Architettura, and Lorenza Baroncelli, Creative Director at Triennale Milano, launched the first National Architecture Award.
The National Architecture Award will take place annually, bringing together the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture, the YAP award and other awards dedicated to Italian architecture. Its goal will be to promote architectural production by Italian architects committed to innovation, quality and the social role of architecture.
What will be awarded? The best building or intervention carried out over the last 3 years and the best building or intervention carried out over the last 3 years by an architect under 40.
Furthermore there will be a lifetime achievement award and special mentions, also assigned in partnership with public or private institutions related to architecture.
There are many good reasons to create this award. Giovanna Melandri, President Fondazione MAXXI, listed them. First of all, the collaboration between Maxxi and Triennale di Milano is a real key factor; the promotion of high-quality architecture on a national and international level is also quite important; last but not least, the will to promote and support the young generations of architects. Winning and finalist projects will be exhibited one year at MAXXI and the following at Triennale. The first edition will take place in Rome in 2020. [Text: Paola Molteni]