Saturday 2 October appointment at the Accademia Italiana Rome campus


Saturday 2 October appointment at the Accademia Italiana Rome campus

Open House Roma returns on 2nd and 3rd October, the big public event that is completely free of charge, opens the doors to historical buildings, to contemporary architecture, to places of excellence in the city, in collaboration with the international network Open House Worldwide.

Accademia Italiana has decided to be a partner of the initiative again, that after the lockdown of 2020, returns with an important title: “Urban Beat” to underline the return to city life. 
In this case, the return is celebrated in the AI classrooms and laboratories of the Rome campus, where it will be possible to experience an immersive journey in the educational activity of the institute, one of the major creative academies in Italy for over forty years. 

There will be 4 appointments to visit the school, starting from 11.00am.
Please access this ink for registration and timetables.
Each tour will last one hour, during which the guests will be able to visit the classrooms and see the Interior Design students at work on an arhitectural design project, the development of model building and an exhibition of lighting projects in collaboratiomn with ILM Lighting presented by Federico Ognibene, professor of lighting technology and owner of the company.
It will also be possible to check out the start-up projects by the Fashion Design student created in collaboration with Lazio Innova, meet the designers and see their tailoring 4.0 creations as well as participate in special shootings with the Photography students.

“The city is an organic system, a living body, fed by a multiplicity of competing actions, which expands and retracts, adatping and evolving”, declares the OHR director Davide Paterna, and nothing more than a creative school can grasp the invitation to evolve, change and receive the stimuli that a city like Rome is able to give”.
Besides the Accademia Italiana campus, it will be possible to freely access more than 200 sites. Amongst the novelities this year, there will be the special opening of some historical buildings such as the Casa delle Armi at the Foro Italico by Luigi Moretti, the recently restored Troisi cinema, together with contempary places such as the new Angelini headqurters of the Transit studio, the BNL headquarters 5+1AA in Tiburtina, or the new John Felice Rome Centre University campus by Ignazio Lo Manto. 
In this edition, will be included also numerous private houses – amongst the many “Casa in Via Guilia” inside Palazzo Sacchetti by Massimo Adario, “House of Dust” by Antonino Cardillo and “La Linea” at the Olympic Village by Martina Di Egidio – which underlines the pleasure of the citizens to reopen the city again. 

There will also be tours in the city districts (San Lorenzo, the Vittoria district, the villas and barracks of Parioli, the Quadraro and its walls) or in the undergroud city  – the caves of Villa De Sanctis in Centocelle and the grottoes of the IT’S studio in Casalbertone – besides the numerous events such as Voci dai Gazometri in Ostiense, Portuense201&Floralism, or Kaleidocity in the Nomentana area.

Finally, ‘40X Rome under the Microscope’ at the GIMEMA Foundation, an important research centre housing an unpublished photographic collection dedicated to Rome as a “living organism”, where the photographs will be viewed under a microscope.

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