ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE AND TELECOM ITALIA: A YOUNG VENETIAN ARCHITECT WINS THE SPECIAL PRIZE "INNOVATIVE INTERACTIVE TOUR ON TELECOM ITALIA’S FUTURE CENTRE"
Launched in collaboration with Telecom Italia, the contest awarded a prize of 5,000 Euros to implement a project aimed at the innovative tourist fruition of the venues of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in the imposing complex of San Salvador in Venice
Venice – Nicola Simion, a young Venetian architect, is the winner of the contest "Innovative Interactive Tour on Telecom Italia's Future Centre" promoted by Telecom Italia and Arte Laguna Prize. The awarding ceremony has taken place today in Ca' Farsetti, the seat of the Municipality of Venice, in the presence of Gian Paolo Balboni, Trends Manager for Telecom Italia, Beatrice Susa, one of the founders of Arte Laguna Prize, and Igor Zanti the Prize curator, as well as the city's municipal authorities.
The special prize "Innovative Interactive Tour on Telecom Italia's Future Centre", sanctioning the consolidation of the partnership between Arte Laguna Prize and Venice's Telecom Italia Future Centre, featured the realization of a project for the innovative tourist fruition for the architectural spaces of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in the former convent in Campo San Salvador. Simion received a prize of 5,000 Euros with his project "BitWave", featuring the transmission of different contents through the use of lights and multimedia projections, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. A project that is able to combine aesthetics with functional and technological elements, making it especially suitable for the context it was conceived for.
A special artistic mention was also made for the project "Share a Secret" by Dario Lazzaretto, which by means of a skillful use of technology and a slightly ironic approach, recalls the most accomplished instances of performance and participatory art; the "Smart Spaces" mention was made for Patrizia Facchinetti and Maria Grazia Schmidhauser, with the green project “Salotto Impertinente”.
The Telecom Italia Future Centre, based in the former convent of San Salvador in Venice, is able to combine the past and the future through computer science. Thanks to the recent collaborations with the prestigious universities Ca' Foscari University of Venice and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the centre hosts educational activities, specialized workshops and international and multidiscipilinary project teams. The Telecom Italia Future Centre therefore has widened its traditional focus on the analysis of the pervasiveness of telecommunications, by concentrating on the cpecific assets of Telecom Italia.
In the artistic sphere in particular, the Telecom Italia Future Centre aims to implement prototypes for the study of the city of the future, focusing on the conservation and the enhancement of its cultural and environmental heritage. Its researchers indeed work on the digital reconstruction of smart environments, on interactive and multimedia design and on the analysis of the artworks, as well as on the creation of augmented-reality scenarios, and the re-definition of museum experiences.
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