The Contribution of Women in Contemporary Architecture

A conference and an exhibition illustrate women’s approach to educational and cultural projects in contemporary architecture around the world

Pâquis School and Community Center (Switzerland) by dl-a, designlab-architecture sa. Ph: Marcel Kultscher

“The Contribution of Women in Contemporary Architecture” is an initiative promoted by  the Foundation of the Order of Architects of the Province of Milan, curated by architect Arianna Callocchia. Its goal is to highlight the role and the importance that women have always had in architecture, creating an opportunity for dialogue and professional exchange between the Italian and the international scene.

After the successful meetings in the cycle “The Contribution of Women in Contemporary Architecture”, the initiative continues with a conference dedicated to education and culture, scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the headquarters of the Order of Architects of the Province of Milan, Via Solferino 19.

The conference “Projects for Education in Europe”

The architects who will take part in the conference – Inès Lamunière (Switzerland), Carme Pinós (Spain), Dorte Kristensen, (Netherlands) and Virve Väisänen, (Finland) – will illustrate their works in educational architecture. In addition to environmental sustainability, technological innovation, building renovation and urban redevelopment, they will deal with issues concerning the social sphere and people’s wellbeing.

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Lumion school (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) by Atelier PRO architects. Ph: Jean Paul Mioulet

A tasting of Italian wines offered by Casale del Giglio will follow the conference. Guests will also receive complimentary made-in-Italy notebooks by PdiPigna Italians Collection – Olimpia Zagnoli.

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The exhibition on educational and cultural projects worldwide

On Wednesday, March 8, the conference will be followed by the opening of the exhibition “The Contribution of Women in Contemporary Architecture. Projects for Education and Culture in the World”. Curated by Arianna Callocchia, the exhibition will remain open to the public, with free admission, until March 30, 2023. Featured in the exhibition are 12 projects including new construction, renovation and expansion of existing buildings as well as urban regeneration. All of them have been designed by women who founded or co-founded international architectural firms: Kennedy Nolan (Australia); Dabbagh Architects (United Arab Emirates); Luo architects (Finland); Tezuka, Architects (Japan); Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico); Atelier PRO architects (Netherlands); Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos (Peru); Carme Pinós, Estudio (Spain); Deborah Berke Partners (USA); Lemon Pebble Architects and Urban Designers (South Africa); dl-a, designlab-architecture sa (Switzerland); Uygur Architects (Turkey).

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Massana school (Barcelona, Spain) by Estudio Carme Pinós. Ph: Duccio Malagamba

The exhibition is organized with the collaboration and the patronage of the Embassy of Finland in Italy, the Embassy of Spain in Italy, the Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Milan, the ATL – The Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices, the Instituto Cervantes Milán and the SIA – Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects – International Section. The initiative will also be possible thanks to the support of Geneva Tourism and Grass Italia Srl.

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Lumijoki log school (Oulu, Finland) by Luo architects. Ph: Heikki Salmi


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