Architecture Tour_Italia 2019 Ends in Milan

Milan hosted the last meeting of the Architecture Tour 2019 with Ordine degli Architetti di Milano and an award for the best new graduates from Politecnico di Milano

The first stages of the seminar organized by Ordine degli Architetti di Milano

New meeting places in Ahmedabad, a proposal for the redevelopment of a school in Mori (Trento), a project to revitalize the area of the Mincio river: these are the winning projects of the Premio Neolaureati 2019, awarded during the ceremony held last December 5th. The winner received a cash prize and the book Leonardo – Il codice sul volo. More than eighty master’s theses were selected and four special mentions were assigned.

Architecture Tour 2019: Milan and Premio Neolaureati, an opportunity for new graduates

Premio Neolaureati, created by Ordine degli Architetti di Milano, wants to put the authors of the best theses from Politecnico di Milano in touch with the professional and cultural realities of design, architecture, urban and landscape planning, and conservation. Projects participate in the competition upon recommendation by the representative delegates of the association in the degree boards of Politecnico.

Here are the winners of the Premio Neolaureati 2019. The first received a cash prize and the volume Leonardo – Il codice sul volo, published by Istituto Treccani; the second received a cash prize and Leonardo – Disegni e Pitture, published by Istituto Treccani; and the third received a selection of books published by Fondazione OAMi

“With this initiative, Ordine degli Architetti di Milano wants to affirm the aesthetic, scientific and civil role that the design culture and the quality of architecture can and must play in our society and to award the new talents approaching this profession,” stated architect Paolo Mazzoleni, President of the association.

The media partner of the event is Editorial Group DDW (with the magazines DDN, OFARCH, DHD, and DDN TV), with the collaboration of Arianna Callocchia and the support of Cordivari, Res, Saviola Holding, Smartwood.

OFArch is one of the magazines published by Milan-based Editorial Group DDW Srl

The winners of Premio Neolaureati 2019

The graduates from Politecnico di Milano who took part in the awards ceremony held on December 5th at the headquarters of Ordine degli Architetti di Milano


Giovanni Gualdrini, author of the thesis ‘Sewing Ahmedabad’s Wounds – Design experimentation in a context of cultural division’

The winning thesis deals with the creation of meeting spaces in the old city of Ahmedabad (India). This project consists in the creation of multipurpose meeting spaces (pavilions) in strategic areas of Daryapur Road where Muslim and Hindu communities coexist. Made using existing spaces and small structures, flexible and respecting the context, the pavilions carry out three main functions: collecting and filtering water, from the infrastructural point of view; supporting the artisanal activities of the two communities with spaces used as workshops; serving the community system with street food areas.


Rachele Magrini, Marco Mantegazza, authors of the thesis Lo spazio che educa – Progetto di riqualificazione della scuola secondaria di primo grado “B. Malfatti” a Mori.



Nicolò Croce, Matteo La Lisca, Giulia Crotti, authors of the thesis Paesaggi lenti: il progetto come indagine per una nuova urbanità nei territori del Mincio.





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