MINE is a project of social and cultural integration, a resilient reality, between the folds of the mining landscapes and the rocks of Argentiera. The territory hosting the project is one of the greatest examples of mining archaeology in northern Sardinia. It has survived in a state of abandonment since 1963, the year when mining activity ceased.
MINE born from the sense of belonging to a harsh land, from the vision of two young architects, Andrea Maspero and Paola Serrittu, creators of Landworks Plus project, which aims to create a virtuous model of urban regeneration that puts the local communities at the centre by involving them in self-organisation projects and transforming the village into a centre of multidisciplinary artistic experimentation of international excellence.
Abandonment meets culture and becomes an opportunity for development, to redefine the relationships between man, architecture and landscape. A museum in the process of becoming capable of bringing open and closed spaces, public and private, local community and guests, into dialogue.
Every year MINE provides the alternation of a curatorial program, "Atto", and the participation of emerging architects, with the aim of taking care of a place, a space in time. A design program for the construction of an archipelago of micro-architectures.
Paola Serrittu and Andrea Maspero, directors.
Andrea + Paola (A+P) are architects & urban planners, graduated at Politecnico of Milan & Alghero School of Architecture - University of Sassari.
During their education and life they had the opportunity to explore and visit different urban and human realities from different points of view.
Sardinia, Argentiera overall, is the land that links their work and life experiences in a unique project, which aims to place the architectural fact at the center of a regenerative process of a former mining village. Thanks to the LandWorks Plus project LW+, and all the LandWorks team, ideas and visions for the future of this territory take shape.
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