ULM/GER | 26.09.2019
Studio Paola Viganò, Milan, IT
Paola Viganò is an architect and urbanist based in Milan. She is professor of urbanism at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and of urban theory and urban design at the EPFL in Lausanne. At the 2016 Biennale, Paola has proposed a research on the “Horizontal metropolis”, a term originally coined for a vision for Brussels 2040, describing an urban condition of our time: a city where concepts such as the centre, the periphery and the countryside blur and intertwine.
Paola’s work is linked to earlier urban visions such as Broadacre city, Zwischenstadt or città diffusa. She has conducted a series of influential studies and projects investigating urban and territorial patterns in metropolitan areas throughout Europe. Initially together with Bernardo Secchi she has authored large-scale scenarios, which describe urban development from a territorial perspective and suggest an inseparable tissue of urban fabric and landscape. Studio Paola Viganò in Milan and Brussels has received several awards of international significance.