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AMAA Collaborative Architecture Office For Research And Development

It’s Kind of a Circular Story

  • TUE - SUN
    20/05 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/10 > 26/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Marcello Galiotto (Arzignano, Italy, 1986)
Alessandra Rampazzo (Mirano, Italy, 1986)
live and work in Venice and Arzignano, Italy


Decarbonisation is a challenge that today faces every architect. AMAA explores this challenge by comprehensively considering the reuse of the ex-NATO base of Monte Calvarina, in the municipality of Roncà, overlooking the valleys of Vicenza and Verona in Italy. The military base, active from 1959 to 1995, hosted a missile unit of the Italian Air Force.
Decades after its abandonment, the Calvarina complex today finds new social and operational use. The years of decay are substituted by a lively and disruptive facility, set up by Fondazione SAFE (Security and Freedom for Europe) as a hub to organise training and simulations for emergency response and testing of innovative technologies.
Calvarina will be an open workshop where innovation and natural preservation coexist; a kind of ‘laboratory of the future’, but in the present. In the Arsenale, AMAA presents fragments of their ongoing work to face the social, spatial and material past and future of Monte Calvarina.


Authorial collaborators
Nero/Alessandro Neretti, Ernesta Caviola, Davide Faedo, Eros Rossetto (blaaUniverse Studio), Lorenzo Mason Studio, Harry Thaler
Technical collaborators
De Castelli, Faces Engineering
Simone Agosta del Forte, Giulia Citro, Elena Ciucci, Francesca Fasiol, Lorenza Lazzari, Martina Segafredo
With the additional support of
Fondazione SAFE, De Castelli, Il Grifo Costruzioni Edili, Modernab Gallery, Lithos Design, Marcigaglia Constructions SpA

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