La città ideale. Omaggio a Guglielmo Mozzoni
"It is increasingly likely that we terrestrials, if we want to survive, will have to get used to live on islands suspended in the sky or floating out at sea. It is terrifying but also fascinating, especially for an architect, having to admit that the existing projects in this regard are not to be considered science fiction or utopian, but truly realizable. Clipping the wings of the fascination with the impossible and the unusual, I wanted to try once again to keep my feet on the ground and design my Ideal City (www.cittaideale.it) from absolutely realistic and concrete foundations, deriving from the design of a “Città per istruirsi divertendosi” ("City of Learning While Having Fun") (1965), imagined as clouds in space as suggested by the pagan world of Olympus. The motivation for the project was the intention of disseminating culture, of getting to know things and, through encounters, of understanding others. The spatial fantasy is concretized in the sphere of "Mattamondo," created on a plot in Sesto Ulteriano and then on another, on the outskirts of Milan. [...]."
(La Città Ideale 1965-2014 Guglielmo Mozzoni)
The Padiglione Architettura at EXPO 2015 Belle Arti exhibits the models and drawings of Guglielmo Mozzoni’s Città Ideale, from the 1960s to the proposals for EXPO 2015.
Pirelli Tower Atrium
Tuesday, 5/5/2015, at 1pm
Entrance: Via Fabio Filzi 22, Milan
Opening to the public:
05.05.2015 - 31.10.2015
Guided tours during conference days at 11am and 4pm
Meet at entrance: Via Fabio Filzi, 22