MSLab - Misure e scale della città contemporanea

Ambito tematico DAStU

Reti, Flussi e Infrastrutture

Tipologia struttura

Unità di ricerca

Responsabile

Antonella Contin

Personale tecnico

Cecilia Cassani

Dottorandi

Alessandro Frigerio

Altri collaboratori

Graham Shane, Ed Wall, Pedro Ortiz, Antonia Chiesa, Michele Moreno, Mirko Vescio, Andrea Zammataro, Pedro Peralta, Alessandra Sammartino, Serena La Placa, Narghes Golkar

Contatti

Sede

Campus Leonardo, Via Bonardi 3, Edificio 12 – 20133 Milano
https://www.facebook.com/MeasureScaleLab

E-mail del responsabile

antonella.contin(at)polimi.it

Altro contatto e-mail

aa.frigerio(at)gmail.com

Temi di ricerca

The definition. The Metropolitan concept is related to a measure and a scale which are not associated to human dimensions, or commensurate with the urban fabric and the density parameters /index of urban concentration, represented in the concept of proximity. Metropolitan as a category is related to a context of mass mobility of people and goods, which implies a different relationship between individuals and groups. The technological utopia has erased previous geographical traces and has disarticulated agricultural and urban historical topological patches. The old urban typo-morphological structure, whose functioning was mostly centripetal, suffers from congestion and lack of efficiency. The concept of Paesaggio has to be integrated by some issues from the Urban Landscape discipline.
Metropolitan works therefore as an alternative, intense urban form and environment, where new atopic proximities (meta-city, G.Shane) are produced and a convenient bridge to the abstract and invisible world of the informational and networked city is provided (contents for the new technologies/new maps).

Competenze

The question. How can university research support a capacity building process and help to built a social capital awareness? Our research field of action is the METROPOLITAN CITY and our tool is the METROPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE: a new discipline. Nevertheless, incommensurability emerges as one of the main argument, also in relation to a new sensitivity toward the natural and local ground, and with concern of new styles of behaviour induced by virtual communications in real time.  
THE GOAL We investigate ways and strategies to adapt and reform the typological and morphological paradigms of architecture and urban design to the transformation of contemporary urban territories.
THE KEY ISSUES. Mapping _ Inter-scalar readings, from geography to semiology: from the satellite interpretation to the morph-typological context maps; Beyond Planning _ Metropolitan spatial strategic frameworks; Metropolitan Architecture _ New built form types for a civic robustness and formality gradient patterns; Education and knowledge transfer projects: workshops, master courses, MBA.

Legami/accordi/relazioni stabili con altre unità o partner esterni

NYIT (prof. M.Schwarting,prof.G.Santamaria), ETSAS (prof. D.Sanchez), Greenwich University (prof. E.Wall), ITU (prof. Y. Demir), UNAM (prof. J. del Cueto), UAM (prof. S. Alcantara), Universidad de Guadalajara (pro.R.Reyes), Hazad University of Tehran (prof. M.Javidinejad), Cairo University (prof. N. Elhady), Ecole du Ponts (prof. N. Roseau), Columbia University (prof. G.Shane), MIT – Spurs (prof. Bish Sanyal, arch. G. Lanfranchi), Alcalà de Henares – Madrid (prof. D.Zarza), Sehir University Istanbul (E. Yucesoy), Kadir Has University Istanbul (prof. M. Güvenç), Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas (IADIZA) CCT Mendoza (Dra. Arq. G. C. PASTOR Investigadora CONICET ), Cap Town University (prof. M. Fraschini).

Reti di ricerca italiane o internazionali

In attivazione

Progetti di ricerca in corso o conclusi

Research Projects
2014 – present Parma .La città delle muse
2013 –present CAPO DELGADO GROWING SMART: A PROJECT PROPOSAL. STRATEGIES FOR NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE COASTAL REGION BETWEEN PEMBA AND PALMA. In the framework of the Dottorato di ricerca in Progettazione architettonica urbana e interni.
2013 – present THE MAPPING DESIRING. A PROJECT OF A NEW CARTOGRAPHY: PATTERNS OF USE, SPATIAL EXPERIENCES AND PERCEPTIONS OF THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
2013  Preliminary studies for the project of fusion of MONCHIO DELLE CORTI AND PALANZANO MUNICIPALITIES
2011-2014 DAR SMART SUSTAINABILITY OF IDENTITY”. Research lines for an evolving urban model based on a formality gradient. Survey on the process of urban transformation in developing countries facing the transition between formal and informal economical dynamics. The case of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  In collaboration with Senior Urbanist of World Bank, Arch. Pedro Ortiz.
Education Projects
2013-15 Phd Laboratory “POLIMOZAMBIQUE” on the Capo Delgado Region area in Mozambique
2011-13  ASP Multidisciplinary Projects. Design driven project: “SMART. MAP. Smart Sensitive City. New Mapping for XXI century citizens”. In collaboration with: EXPO 2015  - Sector of technological Innovation, Royal College of  London, SIEP - IALE – Italian Society of landscape ecology. International Association for Landscape Ecology, Association MAP, Genova High Tech, Eth Zurich Institute for Spatial Development
2011 -13 PhD School Course: “Innovative technologies in architectural and urban mapping. Built space and mental space”.

Candidature a bandi competitivi
"2014 WB Tender with Fondazione Politecnico. REVIEWING THE MAPUTO MUNICIPALITY URBAN STRUCTURE PLAN – (PEUMM ‐ PLANO DE ESTRUTURA URBANA DO MUNICÍPIO DE MAPUTO).
2013 EuropeAid/134169/C/ACT/Multi . Contracting Authority: European Commission Media and Culture for Development in the Southern Mediterranean. Grant Application Form.  M.U.S.I.C. Mediterranean Urban Sounds Interactive Culture, in collaboration with University of Tunis and Lab. Coop. Dastu.

Altre attività
2015
International Seminar and Workshop East/West Dialogue URBAN INTERIORS OF ASIAN METROPOLIS Milan EXPO. Taiwan Pavillon _ 6 - 26 July with Tung Hai University of Taiwan
International Seminar and Workshop 1st TEHRAN CEE (CULTURE, ECONOMY AND ENERGY) INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP:  INTEGRATED DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT OF METROPOLIS. Tehran on May 3th to 9 2015 promoted by the collaboration between the School of Architecture and Society of Politecnico di Milano, the Centre of Urban and Architectural Sturdies of Tehran Shahid-Beheshti University, Soore University, Behine Sazan-e-Rojane Co., and Mehan-Mehraz Consultant Engineers.
2014
International Round Table “AFRICA-ITALIA. UNA IDEA DI SVILUPPO CONDIVISO”nell’ambito della mostra “AFRICA. BIG CHANGE, BIG CHANCE” con il contributo del Dottorato di Progettazione Architettonica e Urbana e degli Interni del DASTU. Triennale di Milano, 18 Dicembre 2014
International Seminar and Workshop METROPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE MANAGEMENT” DOWNSTREAM: ACTIONS, INTERVENTIONS AND INFRASTRUCTURES November 14, 2014 in collaboration with Ed Wall Greenwich University, London. thelandscape.org/2014/11/14/downstream-actions-interventions-and-infrastructures-international-workshop/
International Seminar and Workshop DONANA – OUT OF THE CITY with ETSAS
International Seminar and Workshop East/West Dialogue URBAN INTERIORS OF ASIAN METROPOLIS Venice Biennale Swiss Pavillon _ 26 July – 3 August 2014 with Tung Hai University of Taiwan
International Seminar and Workshop METROPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE MANAGEMENT Workshop. The medium/small size of the city facing metropolitan explosive growth, With Pedro Ortiz (WB), Nathalie Roseau (Ecole du Ponts), Grahame Shane (Columbia).
Special guests: Ali Madanipour (New Castle University) , Merdhad Javadinejad (Hazad Teheran University), Eda Yucesoy (Sehir University Istanbul), Nabil Elhady (Cairo University).Politecnico di Milano _ 25-01-2014 / 01-02-2014.
International Seminar and Workshop NYIT -New York- of: “Workshop: RHAC(LAB) - Red Hook Architecture & City (LAB)”   
International Symposium “Dareterra V – La Città delle Muse”. In collaboration with the Municipality of Milano, Polisocial - Politecnico di Milano, DOPAU, DAStU - School of Architecture and Society - Polimi.
2013
International Seminar and Workshop “METABOLISM OF A CITY 2014”.
East River NYRH (LAB). East river Navy Yard/ Red Hook/ Lower Manhattan East River Waterfront (LAB). At the NYIT of New York
International Symposium “Dareterra IV – Abitare la Metropoli”. In collaboration with the Municipality of Milano, Polisocial - Politecnico di Milano, DOPAU, DAStU - School of Architecture and Society - Polimi.