March 2015. Matera, “CittàdeiSassi”, an underground city, known throughout the world for the “Sassi”, which form one of the oldest and most complex residential areas in the world. On the list

UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, it is a huge urban ecosystem (excellent example of a careful use of natural resources over time: water, land, energy), capable of perpetuating the prehistoric ways of living of the caves to modernity.

Matera, precious never finished book. The thread to mend (Mending) it could not be urban green spaces, routes with open spaces, study of trees, vegetation for hide unseemly parts. Transform the pieces messy city with redevelopment and reclaim the unfinished works to reactivate the pillars of the structure urban. One of them, the train station. For the National Network of Italian Railways, Matera does not exist. It is eliminated. The name of the European Capital of Culture it does not appear in the output table.  

Matera, March 2015, “MateraMending” students from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the University of Basilicata, together with its teachers and main figures of the European architecture of recent years, will come together to study, discuss, design what could become the new Matera city gate. Regeneration, green, new architectures used by the services, will be the themes treated by appropriate design, conferences, seminars, excursions in the city and in the territory, to see the architecture that characterizes this unique place.

Professors: Alberto Campo Baeza

Alejandro Virseda, José Jaráiz and Jesús Donaire.


Address: Calle Silva, 21 (Madrid, Spain)

Phone number: +34 686 31 82 45


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