Milan hosts exhibition on Africa transformations
Milan’s Triennale is hosting a major exhibition on the architectural aspects of the huge transformations taking place in Africa. By 2030, even the least populated areas of the continent will have seen an urbanisaton of major proportions of the 748 million Africans (far more than the 685 million Europeans) settling in the cities.
This represents tghe “big change”, while the “big chance” is the opening for architectural innovation, which began after the second world war with tropical modernism, and is now progressing across all specific, aesthetic and technical fields.
The exhibition documents the challenges faced by the control of large numbers of residents, urban pressure and the possibilities which the housing of these great populations, both urban and in the outer territories.
It presents the current urbanisation development with examples from major cities like Lagos, Maputo and Cairo and more. It will also illustrate the projects which deal with water supplies, energy production, the control of desertification showing the new infrastructures and the new actors managing this scenario.
Open Tue-Sun 10.30 to 20.30; Thu 10.30 to 23.30; Mon closed.