Facciamo sintesi insieme

Un festival, un workshop e un tour architettonico con posa targhe in sito per raccontare le città e i territori attraverso le trasformazioni. Un workshop per mettere a confronto gli studenti di architettura delle facoltà italiane ed estere sui temi del riuso.



7 giorni tra Bergamo e Brescia con attività di happening rivolti alla cittadinanza intera.



Due settimane di laboratorio internazionale di progettazione architettonica, con la partecipazione di tutor e studenti di università straniere, per sviluppare progetti di rigenerazione urbana su sei aree dismesse lungo l’asse dell’Oglio.



Tour architettonico con posa targhe in sito, e la presentazione delle architetture agli addetti ai lavori ed alla cittadinanza.



Sarà una competizione internazionale a cui parteciperanno solo studi che hanno nel gruppo capofila una/un architetta/o italiana/o.


LABB includes a series of events that are shared between Bergamo and Brescia and programmes specific to each of them individually.


From 22 to 28 May, 7 days divided between Bergamo and Brescia with activities created for the public, in which it will be possible to explore and understand the urban transformations of the recent past, the present and the future, ordered according to a principle of scale, from macro to micro.

The days of the Festival are divided as follows::

22, 24 and 26 May in Bergamo

23, 25 and 27 May in Brescia

28 May events in both Bergamo and Brescia.

The festival will begin with a presentation of the findings of the research project, carried out in cooperation with the Polytechnic University of Milan, on the conservation and value of architectural heritage from the post-war period, from 1945 to the 1980s. The buildings that will be discussed first are those belonging to the ‘public city’, and included in the mapping of the Ministry of Culture and the Region of Lombardy.

Thanks to the cooperation of the Universities of Bergamo and Brescia, this will be followed by a description of provincial-scale regenerative MICRO-interventions, illustrated by local administrators, the stakeholders involved, and architects. The event will conclude with a presentation of the transformative MACRO-interventions that will involve large parts of the two local capitals.

The value of the built environment in terms of environmental, economic and social sustainability will consistently be at the centre of discussions on urban and territorial transformations.


The INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP on the River Oglio: a two-week architectural planning workshop, with the participation of tutors and students from foreign universities. The aim is to develop urban regeneration projects for six out-of-use areas along the river, currently in the process of being defined. On the Brescia side, the former Italcementi area and the former Ferrari cotton mill in Palazzolo sull’Oglio; on the Bergamo side, a former farm in Credaro and a former spinning mill in Castelli Calepio.


ARCHITECTURE TOURS with the placement of plaques on-site and the presentation of a selection of buildings completed between 1945 and 1980.

Thanks to a research agreement with the Polytechnic University of Milan, the intention is to enhance our local heritage through two experiential actions, one virtual and the other physical.

Virtual Experience: individual buildings will be georeferenced and multimedia content containing their history, prominent features, floor plans and sections, photos, and videos will be provided so that users can them view and appreciate them from anywhere in the world.

Physical Experience: an identifying plaque will be installed containing a brief write-up on the building, and a QR code will link to detailed content. The activity will continue with visit days and thematic itineraries (by building type, period, architect) in which students from secondary schools will discover places of architectural value using sustainable means of transport (bicycles, electric bikes, etc).


A procedure that aims to recognise concrete actions of urban transformation and reuse, and to build a registry of best practices as a reference for projects involving the built environment.

The call for entries will be launched at the end of May, as part of the 7-day Festival, and the competition will end in October with an award ceremony and exhibition at the University of Porto.