The new Coima City Lab think tank, composed of international architects, was set up with the aim of playing a strategic role in tracing the guidelines for the creation of urban spaces of the future, both for projects promoted by Coima and cultural contribution to the development of a fundamental resource in Italy.
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Architects and professionals with international experience and specific skills in city planning will be the mind and heart of the new Coima City Lab.
It includes Stefano Boeri (Stefano Boeri Architetti), Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Gregg Jones (Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects), Lee Polisano (PLP Architecture), Carlo Ratti (Carlo Ratti Associati), Cino Zucchi (CZA Cino Zucchi Architetti) and the senior management of Coima.
Coima City Lab will operate in an integrated manner with the Sustainability and Innovation Committee and with the Coima Advisory Board, consisting of economists, representatives of leading institutional investors, entrepreneurs and urban experts.
“After the extraordinary experience of Bosco Verticale and Porta Nuova, I am happy to return to work with Manfredi Catella and Coima and to be part of a team of such international colleagues. Urban regeneration, attention to young people and all forms of cohabitation, invention of new forms of community space, energy saving of buildings and neighborhoods, integration of green into architecture: Coima City Lab will be an important opportunity for discussion and dialogue for try to understand and face the urban challenges for Italy in the coming decades, “ quoted Stefano Boeri.
Manfredi Catella commented: “Historically we have entered the age of cities as the main infrastructure of the planet, and Italy has strategic resources for its own development.
Architecture will be a cultural and economic engine.
Coima’s contribution through urban regeneration projects -completed and started- is over 7 billion euros; our commitment to Italy will continue by fostering alliances between entrepreneurs, operators, professionals, investors and the public sector in a virtuous collaboration that will allow our cities to become places of innovation, sustainability and excellent inclusion in the world. “
During the meeting organized at the Riccardo Catella Foundation, Coima presented for the first time the urban regeneration projects developed in the last 10 years, those in development and the future ones, in terms of cultural, social, environmental and economic impact.
After having developed urban regeneration projects for an economic value of over 5 billion euros, Coima starts a new season of strategic urban projects for over 2 billion euros and the goal of contributing an additional 3 billion euros in next 5 years, bringing the total value of investments to 10 billion euros.