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ARKEDA OPENING AT THE OVERSEAS EXHIBITION IN NAPLES MICELI (NATIONAL ARCHITECTS COUNCIL): THE PNRR TO RETHINK THE ROLE OF DISCIPLE CITIES (URBAN COUNCILOR): CAMPANIA FIRST REGION TO LAUNCH ARCHITECTURE LAW

Naples, 3 December - "Today we have something more than in the past: the PNRR makes available a large amount of resources that will in part be invested in strategic infrastructure so that our country can become a more modern and equipped country, capable of facing the new challenges. The scenario within which these resources will be spent is the scenario of the cities and the territory ". The president of the National Council of Architects P.P.C. Francesco Miceli, during the opening of Arkeda, the Exhibition of architecture, construction, design and furniture, running until Sunday in pavilions 5 and 6 of the Mostra d'Oltremare in Naples, spoke about the fundamental role of architects in related design to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

“What we are experiencing - added Miceli - is an important and decisive moment of restart to build a future of recovery in our country. As a community of architects we think we are also playing a stimulating role, of proposing a different vision of that urban system which in Italy is synonymous with beauty, but which in some cases has also led to disasters. Now it is a question of finding a way that leads us to review, reconsider the role of the city, which must be regenerated. We need to rethink cities as places of life in a perspective in which it is possible to fight climate change, create the conditions for citizens and urban communities to live a greater or better quality of life ”.

The inauguration of the event, now in its eighth edition this year, was attended by the president of the Order of Architects of Naples Leonardo Di Mauro and, among others, the professor emeritus Alberto Cuomo of the Federico II of Naples, the designer Franco Poli , Lillo Giglia, a young Sicilian architect, and the architect Massimo Pica Ciamarra. “Encounters like these - underlined Pica Ciamarra - have a very high cultural dimension. The debate promoted at Arkeda gives a sense to the fairs because it has a precise relationship with the concreteness of doing ".

Angioletto De Negri, patron of Progecta, the company that organizes the Salone, spoke of "a fair that opens at a time when, unfortunately, the pandemic continues, but we are satisfied because we see the enthusiasm to participate, to return to be those of 2019. Seeing the full pavilions makes us proud. Here there are the greatest architects in Italy and this makes Arkeda a reference point for architecture in Centrosud. We want to grow and become a reference point for the Mediterranean ”.

The Councilor for Urban Planning of the Campania Region, Bruno Discepolo, participated in a panel on Superbonus and Ecobonus which took place in the afternoon in Hall 5 of the Fuorigrotta exhibition center. "As a Region - recalled the councilor - we have just communicated the result of a notice issued in implementation of regional law 19 of 2019, that is the law for the promotion of the quality of architecture. We were the first Italian Region to enact a support and promotion legislation for the elevation of the works that will be built in Campania, as well as for the promotion of the architectural culture of modern and contemporary in general through study initiatives. , research, the conservation of archives, the construction of architectural houses in the main cities of Campania. It is a set of actions that will certainly be able to positively support the construction sector and the quality of the architecture projects that are carried out in Campania ”.

Arkeda continues tomorrow and Sunday with seminars and workshops that will enrich the exhibition spaces and the initiatives scheduled in the Theater of Ideas (Pavilion 5).

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