Vittorio Savi describes the new Graduate College for the University of Siena.
[ … Gossip about the disappearance of Italian architecture from the global stage does not ring true. The opinion that Italian architectural culture is weak, sick, stiff and dead is definitely inaccurate.
On the other hand, if we were to seriously examine the design and constructive culture of public and private space, settlement and resettlement in stratified urban and extra-urban areas, it would confirm that the Italian contribution, even if not alive in the wake of tradition, is vital in passing down the new working sensitivity to young Italian architects.
I could give numerous examples: this project represents a small but exceptional example… ]