- Michele Arnaboldi
The design studio’s autumn semester will be devoted to the city of Maó, capital of the island of Minorca. The project themes will deal with the port area, a vast natural inlet dominated by the historic towns of Maó and Es Castell, and characterised by urbanisation linked to multiple activities: commerce, logistics, tourism, sport and fisheries. The theme of the port’s future, influenced by the strategic role that the island has always had as the geographic centre of the western Mediterranean, oscillates between new military strategies and recreational-tourist activities that are likely to banalise it. The studio sessions will try to imagine new solutions that will grasp the opportunities of the site and transform it into a true “Network Port”.