Meme Exchange has presented the project “Experiments in Urban Re-Use, Regeneration, Culture and Architecture in the Ravenna Docklands. The Tsn – Tiro a Segno Nazionale” at the 2014 International Union of Architects World Congress in Durban South Africa from August 3-7.
The UIA congress is held every three years and it is the most important meeting of architects in the world. This year the theme was ‘Architecture Otherwhere’ and it was attended by 4.213 delegates from 102 countries.
Meme Exchange, represented by architect Elizabeth Francis, presented an academic paper on the Ravenna project in the congress section ‘Ecology’. The paper was selected through a double blind peer review process and describes the events that the architects and cultural association have been pursuing with a view to the regeneration of the TSN historical site as part of the Ravenna 2019 European City of Culture bid.
It presented for the first time the new design for an OFF-GRID PROTOTYPE BUILDING that will facilitate events in abandoned spaces.