Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

 

 

 

 

Architecture, Archaeology and Tourism

The Val di Noto Territory Between Ancient and Contemporary Landscapes

 

UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, SDS Architettura Siracusa

Siracusa, Ancient Noto, Palazzolo Acreide Italy

5th international architecture workshop

 

31 August > 05 September 2018: Field trip in Sicily

06 > 14 September 2018: International Workshop

 

 

Promoted by

Designing Heritage Tourism Landscapes

international network of schools of architecture

 

project coordinators

Bruno Messina, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura Siracusa

Emanuele Fidone, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura Siracusa

Mauro Marzo, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Culture del progetto

 

participating schools

UniversitÓ di Camerino, Scuola di Ateneo di Architettura e Design “Edoardo Vittoria” Ascoli Piceno Universidade de ╔vora, Departamento de Arquitectura – UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II – ╔cole Nationale SupÚrieure d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais –UniversitÓ degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Dipartimento dArTe – UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma SapienzaUniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma Tre – Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Facultad de Arquitectura, Planeamiento y Dise˝o – Universidad de Sevilla, Esquela TÚcnica Superior de Arquitectura UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura, Sede di Siracusa – UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia (network leader) – ╔cole Nationale SupÚrieure d’Architecture de Versailles

 

scientific committee of the Designing Heritage Tourism Landscapes Network
DarÝo ┴lvarez ┴lvarez, Universidad de Valladolid, Escuela TÚcnica Superior de Arquitectura Roberta Amirante, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II – Roberta Borghi, ╔cole Nationale SupÚrieure d’Architecture de VersaillesGustavo Carabajal, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Facultad de Arquitectura, Planeamiento y Dise˝o – Luigi Coccia, UniversitÓ di Camerino, Scuola di Ateneo di Architettura e Design “Edoardo Vittoria” Ascoli Piceno – ┴ngeles Layuno, Universidad de Alcalß, Escuela de Arquitectura, Departamento de Arquitectura Mauro Marzo, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Culture del progetto – Cristiana Mazzoni, ╔cole Nationale SupÚrieure d’Architecture de Strasbourg Bruno Messina, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura, Sede di Siracusa – JoŃo Rocha, Universidade de ╔vora, Departamento de Arquitectura – Maria Salerno, ╔cole Nationale SupÚrieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais – Antonio Tejedor Cabrera, Universidad de Sevilla, Escuela TÚcnica Superior de Arquitectura – Fabrizio Toppetti, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma Sapienza, Dipartimento Architettura e Progetto Marina Tornatora, UniversitÓ degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Dipartimento dArTe


scientific committee in Sicily for the 5th international workshop

of the network

Emanuele Fidone, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura Siracusa Mauro Marzo, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Culture del progetto Bruno Messina, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura Siracusa – Pietro Militello, Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche, sezione Archeologia e scienze dell’antichitÓ, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania Rosalba Panvini, Soprintendente Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Siracusa

 

patronage

Comune di Palazzolo Acreide, Comune di Noto, Comune di Siracusa, Soprintendenza Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Siracusa, Assessorato Beni Culturali e Ambientali della Regione Sicilia

 

sponsor

Consorzio universitario Archimede

 

professors

Ottavio Amaro, UniversitÓ degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Dipartimento dArTe Roberta Amirante, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Roberta Borghi, ╔cole nationale supÚrieure d'architecture de Versailles Francesca Bruni, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Ingegneria civile, edile e ambientale – Renato Capozzi, UniversitÓ di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Architettura – Luigi Coccia, UniversitÓ di Camerino, Scuola di Ateneo di Architettura e Design “Edoardo Vittoria” Ascoli Piceno – Marco D’Annuntiis, UniversitÓ di Camerino, Scuola di Ateneo di Architettura e Design “Edoardo Vittoria” Ascoli Piceno Orfina Fatigato, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Marco Ferrari, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Progettazione e pianificazione in ambienti complessiEmanuele Fidone, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura Siracusa Fabrizio Foti, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura Siracusa – Luigi Franciosini, UniversitÓ degli Studi Roma Tre, Dipartimento di Architettura – Gianfranco Gianfriddo, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura Siracusa – Mercedes Linares Gˇmez del Pulgar, Universidad de Sevilla, Escuela TÚcnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla, Departamento de Expresiˇn Grßfica Arquitectˇnica Rafael Magrou, ╔cole nationale supÚrieure d'architecture Paris-Malaquais Mauro Marzo, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Culture del progetto – Bruno Messina, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura Siracusa – Federica Morgia, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma Sapienza, Dipartimento Architettura e Progetto – Luigi Pellegrino, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura Siracusa – Claudia Pirina, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Culture del progetto – Carolina Rainero, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Facultad de Arquitectura, Planeamiento y Dise˝o JoŃo Rocha, Universidade de ╔vora, Departamento de Arquitectura JoŃo Soares, Universidade de ╔vora, Departamento de Arquitectura Emanuela Sorbo, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Architettura, Costruzione e Conservazione Antonio Tejedor Cabrera, Universidad de Sevilla, Esquela TÚcnica Superior de Arquitectura Fabrizio Toppetti, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Roma Sapienza, Dipartimento Architettura e Progetto – Marina Tornatora, UniversitÓ degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Dipartimento dArTe Francesco Viola, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Ingegneria civile, edile e ambientale – Federica Visconti, UniversitÓ di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Architettura

 

general organization

Viola Bertini, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Culture del progetto

Fabio Guarrera, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura, Sede di Siracusa

 

tutors

Manuela Antoniciello, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Viola Bertini, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia, Dipartimento di Culture del progetto Dijana Bukvic, UniversitÓ di Camerino, Scuola di Ateneo di Architettura e Design “Edoardo Vittoria” Ascoli Piceno Ernesto Alberghina, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura, Sede di Siracusa Sara Cipolletti, UniversitÓ di Camerino, Scuola di Ateneo di Architettura e Design “Edoardo Vittoria” Ascoli Piceno Chiara Circo, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura, Sede di Siracusa Sofia Franciosini, UniversitÓ degli Studi Roma Tre – Ludovica Grompone, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia Fabio Guarrera, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura, Sede di Siracusa Lucia La Giusa, UniversitÓ degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Dipartimento dArTe Marina Lopez, Universidad de Sevilla, Esquela TÚcnica Superior de Arquitectura Maria Maccarone, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia Alessandro Mauro, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura, Sede di Siracusa Rebeca Merino Del Rio, Universidad de Sevilla, Esquela TÚcnica Superior de Arquitectura Serena Pappalardo, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, Struttura didattica Speciale di Architettura, Sede di Siracusa Hugo Pires, Universidade de ╔vora, Departamento de Arquitectura Claudia Sans˛, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Francesca Talevi, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Giovanni Zucchi, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

 

guest-experts

Giuseppe Arcidiacono, UniversitÓ degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria Francesco Cacciatore, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia – Francesco Cellini, UniversitÓ degli Studi Roma Tre – Vito Martelliano, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, SDS Architettura Siracusa – Carmelo Nigrelli, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania, SDS Architettura Siracusa – Andrea Sciascia, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo – Santo Valvo, architetto libero professionista

 

panel

Francesco Cellini, UniversitÓ degli Studi Roma Tre Marco Mannino, UniversitÓ degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria – Andrea Sciascia, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo

 

students

Claudia Affini – Maria Rosaria Alaia – Anna Berto – Chiara Biondi – Luca BonfÓ – Elisabetta Bortolotto – Antonella Caroleo – Leone Carpini – Giuseppina Ceraso – Martina Cirino – Mattia Cocozza – Francesco Contraffatto – Sara De March – Andrea Drago – Camille Druais Metivier – Carolina Fanelli – Giulia Federici – Martina Floridia – Imen Ghattassi – Vittoria Giuriolo Bello – Federica Grillante – Paola Guerriero – AdÚla´de Hunou – Mathieu Kellen – Ruben Kharat – Federica Lanuara – Angela Le Moal – Maria Laura Leonardi – Cristina Licciardello – Manuel Lo Presti – Luigi Lorenzon – Serena Lupi – Nagy Makhlouf – Andrea Marano – Roberta Merciai – Alice Michel – Michele Moliteo – Blaise Mouret – Fabrizio NoŔ – Emanuele Noto – Luca Pavone – Vittoria Pennacchio – Sonia Piscioneri – Andrea Poeta – Xiaoyu Qiu – Ignazio Roldan – Roberta Santacroce – Angelica ScidÓ – Simone Squeo – Guido Taddei – Giulia Tocchet – Sofia Tonello – Agata Tonetti – Luca Tosini – Siiri Turpeinen – Bogdan Ursan – Simona Ventimiglia – Andrea Ventura – Mara Vertunni – Eleonora Zanirato

 

 

 

 

workshop introduction

South-eastern Sicily is characterised by the presence of some of the most important ancient settlements in the Mediterranean. These settlements include cities that developed across the centuries, generating interesting, but also problematic, urban palimpsests. Classical ruins coexist with extraordinary Norman, Byzantine and late Baroque buildings (which are part of the Unesco heritage of the Val di Noto). Siracusa, Noto and Palazzolo Acreide, the main centres of the Ibleo-Siracusan area, belong to this context. Three cities with different dimensions, marked by some common factors of identity: the ancient and late antique archaeology that testifies their origin, the geographical peculiarity of the ibleo territory which is their reference scenario, the baroque city with its most representative architectures and its outstanding urban scenography. These values have historically attracted travellers, scholars, artists, architects, and literate throughout Europe. The Sicily of Val di Noto, in fact, has been one of the most important destinations of the Grand Tour tradition. This is a territory where the phenomenon of tourism originated in its deepest etymological sense.

 

workshop program

The territory of south-eastern Sicily, with UNESCO heritage sites, including Siracusa, Noto and Palazzolo Acreide, is characterized by extraordinary historical-archaeological heritage, but often excluded from the contemporary urban life. We need to reconsider the relationship between city and archaeology according to new design strategies that can be essential for a new vision of the future of the cities. The archaeological ruin, in this sense, should not be seen as a problem to be circumscribed in a field of protection, often abstract and far from the context, but as a resource that has new roles in the redesigning of the territory and the city. The perimeter of archaeological sites, by means of a physical boundary, emphasizes the segregation and separation of city-specific places. These are enclave that contribute to the proliferation of urban blight. Instead, restoring a permeability between the urban tissues and the archaeological sites, through mediation places (and not boundaries), can be a strategy to trigger new opportunities for urban development and regeneration. This is a starting point for redefining the urban space and the archaeology landscape and questioning the dynamics of the city's development in relation to the potential of the archaeological heritage. Thinking about how to use archaeological sites can be a design incipit to understand how to establish a new dialectical relationship between the past, the present and the future of the city. A dialogue in which the phenomenon of the so-called heritage tourism can play a main role, an economic driver for the territory and its cities, and a driving force for urban regeneration.

 

general aims of the workshop

The workshop is an opportunity to discuss the role of the contemporary project in solving the problematic relationships between parts that are different according to their origin, form and dynamics, such as the contemporary city and the archaeological sites. In particular, we want to focus on the possibilities that the phenomenon of heritage tourism can create, taking on a mediation role between the two entities. The sites which have been chosen in the three main cities of the Val di Noto, the Siracusa territory (Siracusa, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide), represent different dimensions and characteristics of the relationship between city and archaeology. Above all, they are characterised by very different conditions concerning the relationship between the archaeological sites and the margins of the urban, historic or contemporary, settlements.

Through the architectural project, from the urban scale to the scale of the small intervention, we want explore the specific issues that characterize the problematic relationship between city and archaeology of these sites: distance, marginality, accessibility, usability, permeability, recognisability, conservation and innovation.

 

workshop sites

site 1 > Siracusa, Neapolis-Eurialo

Siracusa was one of the most important Greek cities in the West. Today it’s listed in the UNESCO “World Heritage List”. The city was founded in 743 B.C. by a group of Corinths led by the ecista Archia. The first colonists settled in Ortigia island which was the first nucleus of the ancient city.

During the Classical Period Siracusa become the great Neapolis with five neighbourhoods being one of the most important metropolis of the ancient world. After the Roman conquest its decline started and lasted until the Norman period when the city was reduced in size occupying only the Ortigia Island.

Siracusa is today a layered city that still presents the traces of its important past, from the archaeological complex of the Neapolis Park to the Apollo and Atena Temples which are now included in the contemporary city.

 

The archaeological park of the Neapolis is located in-between the compact urban fabric which resulted from the expansion of the city during the first half of the XX century and the dispersed and sometimes empty urban fabric of the city periphery which is located at the edge of one of the two main entrance routes to the city, Viale Paolo Orsi. The Park extents for about 240.000 sq.m. and is an extraordinary palimpsest of the history of the ancient Siracusa.

The current system of entrances to the site is made up of two distinct parts which are totally inadequate to the growing number of visitors that increase during the period of the classical performances. Its isolation from the surrounding urban context doesn’t allow for a proper integration into the vital structure of the city. Integration which was always desired but never implemented.

 

The remains of the archaeological complex of Eurialo Castle are located in the higher western extremity of the ancient defensive system of the Dionisio’s Walls - long about 25 kilometres.

This was a defensive system dating back to the V century B.C. that completed the city walls. During the time the Castle was transformed and enlarges. Today it presents a system of moats and complex tunnels while the ruins of the overlying fortifications, with their geometry, represent an unicum among the defensive systems of the classical world.

 

The current entrance to the Castle doesn’t allow to appreciate the primary functions of the complex military structure and its original functions. The entrance, in fact, seems to be “accidental” so altering the philological reading of the monument which is also distorted by the lack of appropriate paths.

 

site 2 > Ancient Noto

Annexed to the walls are the Royal Castle with a huge armoury and the stables and some remains of the towers, among which the main one dates back to 1431, and the ancient prison where many graffiti and low reliefs done by the prisoners are still visible. Many graffiti report the name of the author and represents the boats of the time. Many time also a game with pawns is also represented.

The structure was built in 1091 by the Duke Giordano d’Altavilla on the remains of a previous Arab fortress. In 1430 the Duke Pietro d’Aragona enlarged the complex which were done again in 1600 ca to host the guns. Close to the entrance of the door of the mountain the opening for the cannons are still visible. The earthquake destroyed most of the Castle.

 

site 3 > Akrai

Palazzolo Acreide is a Baroque town with Greek origins, a settlement in the plateau of the Iblei Mountains non far from the Anapo River and the Necropolis of Pantalica. In 2002 the town was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Val di Noto area, due to its late baroque churches of San Paolo and San Sebastiano. Moreover, the town is part of the network “borghi pi¨ belli d’Italia”. The historical and cultural heritage of the town is enriched by the Greek archaeological site of Akrai, on the namesake plateau dominating the town, and the site of the Medieval Castel of Acremonte, from which the neighbourhood close to the San Paolo Basilica was originated.

 

the goals

site 1 > Siracusa, Neapolis-Eurialo

Archaeological Park of the Neapolis > project of the new entrance to the site (Teatro Greco, Anfiteatro Romano, Ara di Leone, Latomie del Paradiso) and project of the external area Casina Cuti with visitors’ services.

Ruins of Eurialo Castle and Dionisio’s Walls > project of the entrance and paths for the archaeological park sites and visitors’ services.

 

site 2 > Ancient Noto

Ruins of the Castle > project of the new entrance system to the site, visitors’ services and possible new configuration for some parts of the complex, such as the church of San Michele al Castello.

 

site 3 > Akrai

Archaeological site of Akrai > project of the new entrance and services.

Medieval Castle site > project of the new entrance and paths to visit the ruins, visitors’ services.

 

 

 

 

workshop projects

(click the images to enlarge)

 

 

Neapolis

students Carolina Fanelli, Vittoria Giuriolo Bello, Federica Grillante,

Federica Lanuara, Angela Le Moal, Michele Moliteo, Emanuele Noto,

Guido Taddei, Luca Tosini, Simona Ventimiglia, Andrea Ventura

professors Francesca Bruni, Renato Capozzi, Orfina Fatigato, Emanuele Fidone,

JoŃo Rocha, JoŃo Soares, Francesco Viola, Federica Visconti

tutors Manuela Antoniciello, Fabio Guarrera, Hugo Pires, Claudia Sans˛,

Francesca Talevi, Giovanni Zucchi

 

 

Eurialo Castle

students Claudia Affini, Elisabetta Bortolotto, Giuseppina Ceraso,

Camille Druais Metivier, Ruben Kharat, Cristina Licciardello,

Nagy Makhlouf, Roberta Merciai, Roberta Santacroce,

Angelica ScidÓ, Giulia Tocchet, Agata Tonetti

professors Federica Morgia, Luigi Pellegrino, Fabrizio Toppetti

tutors Chiara Circo, Marina Lopez, Rebeca Merino Del Rio

 

 

Ancient Noto

students Andrea Drago, Paola Guerriero, Maria Laura Leonardi,

Manuel Lo Presti, Luigi Lorenzon, Serena Lupi, Alice Michel,

Sonia Piscioneri, Xiaoyu Qiu, Simone Squeo, Sofia Tonello

professors Ottavio Amaro, Gianfranco Gianfriddo,

Carolina Rainero, Marina Tornatora

tutors Ernesto Alberghina, Lucia La Giusa

 

 

Akrai

students Chiara Biondi, Luca BonfÓ, Leone Carpini, Martina Cirino,

AdÚla´de Hunou, Andrea Marano, Blaise Mauret, Fabrizio NoŔ,

Victoria Pennacchio, Andrea Poeta, Siri Turpeinen, Bogdan Ursan, Mara Vertunni

professors Luigi Coccia, Marco D’annuntis, Fabrizio Foti, Rafael Magrou

tutors Dijana Bukvic, Sara Cipolletti, Sofia Franciosini, Alessandro Mauro

 

 

Palazzolo Acreide Castle

students Maria Rosaria Alaia, Anna Berto, Mattia Cocozza,

Francesco Contrafatto, Sara De March, Giulia Federici,

Martina Floridi, Imen Ghattassi, Mathieu Kellen, Luca Pavone,

Ignacio Roldßn, Eleonora Zanirato

professors Marco Ferrari, Luigi Franciosini, Mauro Marzo,

Bruno Messina, Claudia Pirina, Emanuela Sorbo

tutors Viola Bertini, Ludovica Grompone, Maria Maccarrone, Serena Pappalardo

 

 

 

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