Progetto CMR at China-Italy (Chongqing) Invitational Forum on New Urban Construction Works

14th-16th June 2016 Massimo Bagnasco, Progetto CMR Managing Director, participated at the summit forum activity of the Seventh China (Chongqing) International Exposition on Green and Low-carbon Urban Development and Construction Achievements.  This forum, organized by the Italian Consulate General in Chongqing and Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, aims at exploring issues concerning urban construction and new urbanization development, defined this year by the Chinese “13th Five-Year Plan”.

The event started with an Academic Forum, centered on the construction differences and similarities between China and Italy. According to the different results brought by the collision of such “similarities” and differences” the 15 design teams, participating at the forum, showed their own opinions, their design ideas and means, in a exhibition which took place at Luo Zhongli Art Gallery, in Chongqing, with the purpose to understand the cultural differences from varied points of view.

From the discussion and exchanges between Italian and Chinese architects pointed out the importance of developing countryside and cities under the same context: renovating and redeveloping communities, in order to encourage everyone to explore historical and cultural inheritance and emphasize the power of new technologies in order to promote essential changes of cities in an innovative form.

On the basis of these important issues were held the following seminars. Massimo Bagnasco focused his attention on the theme of urban renovation. He presented a new urban Planning model and system: a flexible and functional mix development of Urban “Eco-system”, which uses industry to promote agriculture and uses cities to drive the development of rural areas. He reinforced the concept that all decision making to urban development should be sustainability, based on an integrated approach. In this way, it would be possible to encourage the growth and jobs, and at the same time promotes a more cohesive society and better environment. In addition,following the traditional Italian values,he strengthened the importance of the overall preservation and management of the historic districts. At the end, Massimo Bagnasco underlined: “the quality should be the key word all along the development path, related to design process, construction techniques, materials and equipment, last but not least, as value perceived by people”.