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17 March 2014

ANIMA. What is it?

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ANIMA is the cultural centre in Grottammare (Ascoli Piceno, Italy), commissioned by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno, that proposed and managed the entire process, and received by the Municipality of Grottammare. French-Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi is in

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Following the green light from the Administrative Court of the Marche Region, activities aimed at the completion of ANIMA are immediately resuming. Such activities are aimed on the one side to starting construction works on Bernard Tschumi’s project and, on

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Bernard Tschumi will be awarded the Piranesi Prix de Rome 2015 by the Accademia Adrianea for Architecture and Archaeology and by the Institute of Architects in Rome. The international prize rewards achievements in high classical culture in architecture. The commencement

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In recent months, starting with the unexpected advance notice of a negative opinion which arrived on 30 April 2014 from the Superintendence for Architectural and Landscape Heritage of Le Marche, the project for ANIMA, the new cultural centre of Grottammare,

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The ANIMA project stems from an idea that is by no means easy nor predictable. It is the tangible expression of a collective challenge launched by a local community at itself: to revive a territory laid low by a deep

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10 January 2014

Architect / Bernard Tschumi Architects (Paris, New York)

ANIMA according to Bernard Tschumi Architects.

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Bernard Tschumi is widely recognized as one of today’s foremost architects. First known as a theorist, he drew attention to his innovative architectural practice in 1983 when he won the prestigious competition for the Parcde La Villette. He opened the

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20 December 2013

General coordinator of the project / Studio Associato di Architettura Elia-Giancotti (Rome, Italy)

Alfonso Giancotti explains the program and the team work.

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“Participating in the development of this program for me represents an important opportunity to exchange views with one of the designers that I have had the pleasure of appreciating over the long course of his theoretical and practical work. The

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Placed at the fringes of the urban fabric, between the sea and hills that characterize the landscape, the building is clearly visible and immediately accessible from the Adriatic highway. On the outside it looks like a compact body, a perfect

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20 May 2014

The façades system.

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The façades are the features that immediately characterize Tschumi’s proposal and represent one of the themes around which his theoretical thinking mainly centred. Each of the four sides, plus the top side of the building understood as a fifth façade,

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Upon entering the quadrangular body, the visitor finds himself in a space partly broken up: meaning it is understood as both interior and exterior. The complexity of the space is determined by the rotation of a large rectangular volume that

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“Given the importance of tourism activities on the community’s economy, as well as its potential, the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno identified one of its major weakness as difficulty in identifying the territory and so it decided to

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Luis Urculo was born in Madrid, Spain in 1978. His education as an architect has always had a profound impact on his artistic research. His videos and installations usually follow an observation of everything that revolves around an architectural project:

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The most complete display of Bernard Tschumi’s work to date, after the big exhibition at MoMA in New York in 1994, opens today at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition, which will remain open until July 28, is

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The final design for ANIMA, produced by architect Bernard Tschumi together with a team of designers coordinated by architect Alfonso Giancotti, was presented on Friday February 7, 2014 at the MAXXI museum in Rome at a conference during which Tschumi

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Bernard Tschumi introduced the most important features of his project for ANIMA at a conference held at the MAXXI Museum in Rome, Italy on February 7, 2014. “We made the plan like an ideal square (72×72 meters) with the Main

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The schematic design for ANIMA was presented to the citizens of Grottammare on February 20, 2013, on the occasion of a crowded public meeting that was held at the Teatro dell’Arancio. Here, in the heart of the old town, between

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On November 20, 2012 architect Bernard Tschumi met with the representatives of the Municipality of Grottammare and with its citizens to present his early thoughts on the project for ANIMA and to conceive possible solutions according to three alternative schemes.

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On September 13, 2012 Bernard Tschumi visited the projects site for ANIMA, together with Alfonso Giancotti (general project coordinator), Vincenzo Marini Marini (President of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno), Luigi Merli (Mayor of the Municipality of Grottammare)

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The name ANIMA is indicative of the laboratory of ideas that developed over the course of an ad hoc participatory process. In fact, since 1994, a hallmark of the Municipality of Grottammare has been the constant consultation of its citizens

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