Plato said that the beginning is the most important part of the job: and this is even more true if we consider the beginning of the new year as a starting point not only in the calendar but especially in real life, to pursue personal research and collective improvement with confidence and through concrete actions. And the concrete is the “paste” of which architecture is made, a profession which gives shape to dreams by transforming them into constructed works: in the good sense of the term, for the benefit of the individuals who use them and society in general.
2022 sees many challenges on the ground to which 20 of the greatest architects on the planet are responding with enthusiasm and incisive: reduction of the ecological footprint and environmental sustainability (CFMøller architects, Gothmeh, UNStudio, Boeri, Hadid, BIG, BVN / RXN) , promotion of culture as a tool for socio-economic integration and innovation (BIG, Piano, Snøhetta, JKMM, OMA, Provencher_Roy, Adjaye, SANAA), urban regeneration (Nouvel, UNStudio, Kaan architecten, SO-IL).
Tough bets with high expectations. So, in the words of Rainer Maria Rilke: “And now we welcome the New Year. Lots of things that never existed ”.