Sicily. Architecture and landscape
Cultural trip. 12-16th june 2013
It is well known that Sicily is one of the richest regions of the world in quantity and variety of examples of cultural heritage. The reason for this strong presence is connected to its particular geographic location and its decisive role in the History of the Mediterranean. Little is known on the other hand, about the presence in the area of relevant projects which have marked the history of architecture and contemporary art, such as the collection of works by leading authors who participated in the reconstruction of Gibellina, the interventions on the Cefalù waterfront, the vast open-air gallery of Fiumara d’Arte, the small architectures built by the School of Palermo, and more recently, of Siracusa. These outstanding features are not only due to the examples left on the Island by the greatest masters of Modern Architecture such as Samonà, Scarpa, Pollini and Gregotti, but also to a fabric of small professional practices which , not without some difficulty, managed to produce a group of works of quality in line with the Modern Movement, though sensitive to the environment and the landscape, which today, can be considered a consolidated part of the cultural heritage.