MILANO CITY CENTRE
All art has been contemporary!
This statement replies the claiming of “classicism” that people invoke when unable to synchronize with contemporaneity.
Every masterpiece of the past was perceived as a challenge to the current taste, as an outrage to the traditional values, in its specific historical context.
The clamor caused by Beethoven’s 9th symphony in Vienna, in 1824, can be compared to the one by Sex Pistols’ Anarchy in the UK in the London of 1976, but the temporal succession induces us to consider Beethoven as a classic, but not yet the Sex Pistols.
And when the incontrovertible architectural icon of our time is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the idea of raising in defense of the classical tradition sounds definitely odd.
The iPhone has officially replaced smoke signals and carriages have engines.
I think that evolution is like a dynamic flux, that’s why I believe that our duty is to testify present time.
The Palazzo della Ragione is already a testimony of historical stratifications, and facing new needs in 2009 implies using tools and languages of contemporaneity.
Designing a mezzanine able to host new functions is both an aesthetic and a functional statement.
A solution that respects the existing situation trying to dialogue with the context, without any subjection.
A testimony of the hic et nunc in the fast run of our time.