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Teatro Fonderia in Follonica, a project by Vittorio Gregotti

The Teatro Fonderia Leopolda, in Follonica (Grosseto) is a careful example of industrial archaeology, designed and built (2012-2015) by the recently deceased architect Vittorio Gregotti (March 2020), who transformed an ancient cast iron factory, symbol of the ironworks of the Maremma gulf, started by the Medici family and enlarged in the 19th century by Grand Duke Leopold II of Lorraine, into a theatre. The project has safeguarded the ancient iron and steel structure while respecting the local memory and a past that favoured the development of the town. The conversion operation, from a factory to a centre of culture, bears witness to the architectural choices made by Gregotti, a convinced supporter of the value "of the tradition of modernity" while respecting the local tradition, the historical and geographical context, in which the architectural project becomes an integral part of the place.

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Online il nuovo sito di “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza”

unascuolaunlavoro.it, the new website of the project “One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence” online from September 5, 2022. A new look, lots of new content. Throughout the month, and until September 30, Schools will be able to enter applications from students competing in the Fondazione Cologni call for applications. With “One School, One Job. […]

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“Mestieri d’arte e Bellezza italiana” at Milan Polytechnic

Launching for the ninth consecutive year is the “Mestieri d’arte e Bellezza italiana” lecture at the Milan Polytechnic, offered among the design faculty’s elective courses and sponsored by the Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza. The lectures, taught by Alberto Cavalli, director general of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, present beauty as a true genetic […]

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Alberto Cavalli awarded at the FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS 2022

On Tuesday, September 20, during the XXII edition of the CHI È CHI AWARDS – FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS, Alberto Cavalli, general manager of Fondazione Cologni and executive director of Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, received at Palazzo Marino the social award as curator of the Homo Faber 2022 event that, in an international setting, […]

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Venini: Luce 1921-1985

The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]