RMIT Architecture & Urban Design Associate Professor Mauro Baracco has been invited by the School of Architecture of Milan Polytechnic to lead a design team for the project of the Farini dismissed railway area in Milan, as part of the 2017 MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop, 24 February-4 March 2017. Seven (7) practitioners/academics have been invited to lead design teams – the other 6 invited guests were: Liza Fior (muf architecture/art, London, UK), Oliver Thill (Atelier Kempe Thill, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Luis Babase Montalvo (Arena Basabe Palacios Architects, Madrid, Spain), Tom Holbrook (5th Studio, London and Cambridge, UK), Olav Kristoffersen (Brendeland & Kristoffersen, Trondheim, Norway), Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli (OMA/AMO, Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
The MIAW-Milan International Architecture Workshop is the international intensive programme at the School of Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni, it provides an international design forum for schools, teachers and students, but it is also an informal platform to discuss issues and share ambitions that education implies. Its aim is to stimulate cross-over thinking between researches and practitioners in the design field, involving different scales and encouraging an interdisciplinary approach towards design problems. Each class has an International Guest Professor of high profile whose activity and interests are related to the different Study Courses and disciplinary areas characterising our school.