Luca Galofaro Lecture: IaN+ Recent Works
The architectural firm IaN+ was founded in 1997 by Carmelo Baglivo, Luca Galofaro, and Stefania Manna. The firm takes a multidisciplinary approach by drawing on its members’ diverse professional training. In 2007 they won first prize in the international competition Rimesse in Gioco – Depositi di Idee for the conversion and redevelopment of the ATAC bus depot in Rome; in 2008 they received honorable mention for the Cheonga City Tower, Incheon, Korea. Currently, IaN+ is involved in the international project Next-Gene 20 in Taiwan, where 10 Taiwanese architects and 10 international architects have been selected (advisors Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, and Toyo Ito) to participate in an open-air laboratory for high-quality living sceneries. The firm has several projects under construction in Italy including an urban intervention for the city of Rome in Falcognana, where final planning includes a system of piazzas, a park, and two public facilities; an integrated car park in Rome; the visitors for the new Ospedale del Mare in Naples; a Punto Verde Qualità, a sports center and swimming pool in the Arco di Travertino area in Rome, and in a multilevel parking and shopping arcade for Villa Borghese in Rome. In March 2007 they unveiled their first solo show at Frac centre in Orleans and in May 2007 were among the five Italian firms invited to the “Holland-Italy — 10 Works of Architecture” exhibit at MAXXI Museum in Rome. A collection of their texts and works is published in the book Cinque Studi, Librerie Dedalo Publisher (2000); IaN + Interferenze con il reale (2004); and Microinfrastructure (Damdi Seoul 2004), IaN+ — New Ecologies (AADCU 2007).