The week of architecture in Milan

The city becomes the gathering point for professionals and enthusiasts, during Milano Arch Week (until 26 May) and the satellite event Open House (25-26 May)

Many operators and institutions are hard a work to enable Milan to pay fitting homage to the discipline of architecture. The third edition of Milano Arch Week, from Tuesday 21 to Sunday 26 May, is organized by the Milan Triennale together with the Polytechnic and the City of Milan, in collaboration with Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, under the direction of Stefano Boeri.

Presidente Salone del Mobile, Stefano Boeri, Sindaco di Milano, Giuseppe Sala, il Rettore del Politecnico di Milano, Ferruccio Resta, la Direttrice artistica di Triennale Milano, Lorenza Baroncelli, e il Segretario Generale della Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Massimiliano Tarantino
Presidente of Salone del Mobile, Stefano Boeri, Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, Polytechnic University of Milan Chancellor Ferruccio Resta, Triennale di Milano artistic director Lorenza Baroncelli and Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation general secretary Massimiliano Tarantino

The theme this year is the relationship between the Anthropocene and Architecture, inside and across the context of planetary urbanization. Cities are analyzed as flows and networks, constantly shaped by a multiplicity of subjects, individuals, trajectories. A topic that fits perfectly with Milan, a city in constant evolution.
The event explores how to ‘reconstruct’ the broken relationship with nature, seen as a complex weave of environmental, social, cultural and economic issues, in connection with the exhibition Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival curated by Paola Antonelli for the Milan Triennale.

The program of Milano Arch Week covers lectures, talks, workshops (also for young students) and tours. Many outstanding personalities on the architecture scene will take part, including Al Borde, Ash Amin, Paola Antonelli, Assemble, Kunlé Ayademi, Alessandro Balducci, Said Berkane, Tatiana Bilbao, Mario Botta, Andrea Branzi, Alfredo Brillembourg, Bros, Frida Escobedo, Fala Atelier, Kristina Ford, Yuri Grigoryan, KayOne, Kosmos, Winy Maas, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Luca Mercalli, Saketu Mehta, Italo Rota, Pierre Sauvêtre, Salvatore Settis, Urbz, James Wei Ke, Eyal Weizman, Ma Yansong, Cino Zucchi and Sharon Zukin.
The events include Archiscoot, a free tour of buildings using scooters, with departures on Saturday and Sunday from the entrance of the Milan Triennale.

Archscoot © Gianluca Di Ioia
Archscoot © Gianluca Di Ioia

The collaborations include Open House Milano, an international satellite event on architecture that opens the doors of over 100 places not usually accessible for the public, such as the historical library of the Polytechnic, the church of San Bernardino alle Ossa, Diamond Tower, the Campari Gallery and Fondazione Feltrinelli.