Portfolio

Responses to change

LAMA carried out the context analysis for the urban regeneration intervention conducted by Kervis SGR in the Bicocca district of Milan.

The study was conducted through desk research and included socio-economic analysis, identification of key stakeholders and analysis of the local real estate market (prices, benchmarks and trends) in order to identify the key elements of the intervention’s best spatial positioning, as well as potential ESG practices to be activated before, during and after real estate development. The study represented the preliminary action aimed at better qualifying the positioning of the intervention concept.

Analisi di contesto per intervento di rigenerazione urbana: in foto il quartiere Bicocca di Milano

LAMA is among the partners of ARIA, the project led by REDO Sgr (a benefit company managing real estate investments with social impact, created by Fondazione Cariplo with Cdp, Investire Sgr and Intesa SanPaolo), winner of the Reinventing Cities call for bids to regenerate the more than 15-hectare area of the Ex Slaughterhouse in Milan. ARIA will be a new district of Milan, a project for urban, social and environmental biodiversity, including: Europe’s largest social housing development (more than 1,200 affordable apartments); IED’s International Campus and Milan’s first larger Carbon Negative area. Within the ARIA team of more than 40 international partners, LAMA has the role of advisor for temporary space activation and stakeholder engagement activities, with the goal of making the Former Slaughterhouse area usable right away, while fostering the germination of the first communities until they fully mature.

https://redosgr.it/

Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence is a former industrial complex of over 100,000 square metres where the investment fund PW Real Estate III LP (Aermont Capital LLP) and Cdp Immobiliare (Cdp Group) have decided to promote a major urban regeneration project.

LAMA was commissioned by the MTDM development project management company to accompany the redevelopment of the buildings – in the management of the waiting time necessary for the completion of the large construction site – with citizen engagement activities; artistic and cultural programming that looks at contemporary and sustainability issues; facility management of the available areas; and all web and visual communication.

www.manifatturatabacchi.com

In partnership with AUDIS, Nomisma, Euregio+ and Dentons, LAMA conducted a study aimed at analyzing the technical, legal and economic opportunities of urban regeneration interventions on public buildings.

The report points to some possible solutions that enable public administrations to to use energy efficiency incentives for public buildings as a driver for the redevelopment and regeneration of entire areas and neighborhoods.

www.audis.it

In 2013 LAMA founded the company The HUB s.r.l. with which it creates and manages the coworking space Impact HUB Firenze, belonging to the international coworking network for social innovation Impact HUB.

2000sq.m. inside the Ex-Dogana in Florence Rifredi transformed from a space for the movement of goods to a place for working, meeting and socializing for professionals and companies, which now has a community of about 200 coworkers. This is also where LAMA has its headquarters.

florence.impacthub.net

With a budget of 8.5 M€, co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, T-Factor involves 25 partners from 11 European countries plus two from China and the USA. Focusing on the time between masterplan approval and site completion, T-Factor demonstrates how temporary uses can be extraordinary opportunities for cultural, social and economic activation, making regeneration more effective, resilient and sustainable.

LAMA leads the Transformation Agency that coordinates the city-making methodologies in the 6 pilot interventions in the cities of London, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Kaunas, Milan and Lisbon.

www.t-factor.eu

(Ph: Cortile della Ciminiera di Manifattura Tabacchi, by Niccolò Vonci)

Budget: €7.998.425,0

Duration: 48 months

Role: Partner

Partners:

Applicant: ANCI TOSCANA ASSOCIAZIONE (IT) Other partner organisations: 1) PLUSVALUE (UK) 2) THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON (UK) 3) POLITECNICO DI MILANO (IT) 4) Asociación Cultural Open Your Kolektiboa (ES) 5) LAND ITALIA SRL (IT) 6) FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (ES) 7) AALBORG UNIVERSITET (DK) 8) Marta Arniani (FR) 9) Friche la Belle de Mai (FR) 10) STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY (NL) 11) KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS (LT) 12) UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA (PT) 13) FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA (ES) 14) ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL LOCAL BILBAO EKINTZA (ES) 15) KAUNO MIESTO SAVIVALDYBES ADMINISTRACIJA (LT) 16) TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND (DE) 17) STADT DORTMUND (DE) 18) I-PROPELLER NV (BE) 19) LODZ-MIASTO NA PRAWACH POWIATU (PL) 20) LONDON BOROUGH OF CAMDEN (UK) 21) KAUNAS 2022 (LT) 22) UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO (IT) 23) TONGJI UNIVERSITY (CN)

EUREKA (European Urban REgenerators Knowledge Alliance) is an Erasmus+ project for the regeneration of urban spaces led by the Iuav University of Venice, involving 4 European universities and 11 entities from 9 countries, including LAMA.

It was awarded a €997,805 grant in 2020 for 3 years of activity, with the aim of training tomorrow’s Urban Innovators: a new interdisciplinary professional profile capable of supporting and managing urban transformations with participatory and inclusive approaches and a strong social impact.

https://www.eure-ka.eu/

(Ph: Eureka – Amsterdam International School, by Bert Wisse)

Budget: €997.805,0

Duration: 36 months

Role: Partner

Partners:

Applicant: IUAV University of Venice (IT) Other partner organisations: 1) Melting Pro Learning (IT) 2) Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto (ES) 3) Espacio Open (ES) 4) Trans Europe Halles (SE) 5) Municipality of Timisoara (RO) 6) West University of Timisoara (RO) 7) Casa PLAI Association (RO) 8) Hogeschool van Amsterdam (NL) 9) Stichting P60 (NL)

In 2018, LAMA wanted to ground its experience on implemented urban regeneration interventions (Impact HUB and Manifattura Tabacchi Florence), with the writing of a white paper entitled “Designing Multistakeholder Urban Regeneration”. A contribution of knowledge and case histories that aims to be a useful tool for Public Administrations, Professionals, Operators and Real Estate Development Funds to initiate processes and policies of urban regeneration that see the co-presence of elements essential to the success and sustainability of these interventions: the involvement of communities, the quality of real estate supply, the mobilization of public-private finance, and the protection of the collective interest for the development of polycentric and biodiverse cities. The White Paper is the result of a research and engagement process that involved interviews, meetings, and desk research activities, combining a reading of current trends and policies with a collective and choral vision that feeds on the views and expertise of all stakeholders.

Download the white paper (in Italian)

“Borgo Prossima | Spazi ai giovani” is a path of co-design of new spaces and services led and managed by young people under 35 in the municipality of Borgo San Lorenzo. Starting from a mapping of disused spaces on the municipal territory, the pathway provided intensive training and co-design sessions to activate young people on new projects, with the aim of revitalising abandoned spaces, improving the design skills of the young people involved for the realisation of collaborative economy services and social and cultural promotion activities. The entire process was designed and managed by LAMA, in the aspects of mapping, process design, training, mentoring and engagement and communication strategy.

www.borgoprossima.it/spazi-ai-giovani/

PLACE OUT! European Dialogue-Building for increasing youth protagonism in non-urban areas, is an Erasmus+ project which aims to activate the dialogue between young people and institutions through capacity building, in order to increase the implementation of youth policies for the sustainable regeneration of non-urban areas in the EU. It acts in parallel in four areas: the province of Badajoz, in Extremadura (ESP), the area of Chalkidiki, in the province of Thessaloniki (GR), the Mugello valley, in the Tuscany Region (IT) and the province of Gabrovo, in the Gabrovo Region (BU). LAMA manages the coordination of the partnership – composed of youth organisations, local institutions and transnational organisations – guaranteeing the quality of the implementation of the activities on the territories and the dialogue at transnational level. It is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of project activities.

Budget: €499.593,0

Duration: 24 months

Role: Coordinator

Partners:

Applicant: LAMA SOCIETA COOPERATIVA – IMPRESA SOCIALE (IT) Other partner organisations: 1) Wazo Sociedad Cooperativa (ES) 2) ACTIONAID HELLAS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIRIA (EL) 3) Ecosystem Europe Association (BG) 4) ASSOCIAZIONE DI PROMOZIONE SOCIALE BEE.COM (IT) 5) CONSEJERÍA DE IGUALDAD Y COOPERACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO. JUNTA DE EXTREMADURA (ES) 6) MUNICIPALITY OF GABROVO (BG) 7) Unione Montana Comuni del Mugello (IT) 8) THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY AISBL (BE) 9) IMPACT HUB GMBH (AT)

+CASCINE is a collective contribution of civic imagination on Parco delle Cascine in Florence, born to promote its identity as a cultural institution and common good

It was a path of research, stakeholder engagement and communication, promoted by Manifattura Tabacchi and LAMA, with the aim of bringing to the city’s attention the issue of governance, protection, enhancement and liveability of Florence’s largest green lung. The process has produced a document of collective imagination, an augmented map of the park and a call for projects intended to create a public digital archive of the numerous studies and projects on the park from various disciplinary points of view. manifatturatabacchi.com/piu-cascine/

For the Municipalities of Londa and San Godenzo, LAMA carried out a period of coaching and technical assistance for the definition of territorial development strategies. The two municipalities – gateways to the Park of the Casentinesi Forests and part of the National Strategy for Inner Areas (SNAI) – share many of the typical characteristics of marginal Apennine territories, including the lack of services, depopulation and an ageing population.

LAMA supported the administrations of the two municipalities in a study and analysis of territorial levers for economic and social development, in order to guide their participation in calls for tenders and investment opportunities from the Next Generation EU Programme.

As part of the assignment, LAMA was in charge of drafting the project proposal for the public notice ‘Projects for the cultural and social regeneration of small historical villages PNRR M1C3 – Investment 2.1 – Village attractiveness – Line B’, which was one of the 207 selected out of more than 1,800 proposals received by the MiC at national level.

InCUBE is a Horizon Europe project involving a wide network of partners from the construction, energy efficiency and urban regeneration sectors.

In line with the sustainability objectives promoted by the Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus, it supports the realisation of redevelopment interventions on 3 buildings in European cities (Zaragoza, Groningen, and Trento) characterised by different uses, introducing and testing the integration of new technologies and processes in a way never seen before in the sector. LAMA participates in the project as a social impact expert. Its role is to facilitate inclusive processes involving the workers involved and the end users of the buildings. Through a continuous cycle of pre-assessment, coaching, and evaluation of the three pilots, LAMA helps the different sites and their stakeholders to implement inclusive approaches and evaluate the results achieved.

Budget: €9.989.643,0

Duration: 48 months

Role: Partner

Partners:

Applicant: ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS [CERTH] GR Other partner organisations: 1) Intelligent Solutions for Zero and Positive Energy Buildings [IsZEB] GR 2) KENTYOU [KENT] FR 3) Institut de Tecnologia de la Construccion de Catalunya [ITeC] ES 4) Federatie van Verenigingen voor Verwarming en Luchtbehandeling in Europa [REHVA] BE 5) COMUNE DI TRENTO [TRE] IT 6) Fondazione Bruno Kessler [FBK] IT 7) RINA Consulting S.p.A. [RINA-C] IT 8) K-Flex Polska sp. z o.o. [K-FLEX] PO 9) TEGOLA CANADESE SRL [TEGOLA] IT 10) Tera Società a Responsabilità Limitata [TERA] IT 11) Evolvere SpA Società Benefit [EVOLVERE] IT 12) Eneren S.r.l. [ENEREN] IT 13) Sociedad Municipal Zaragoza Vivienda S.L.U [ZAVI] ES 14) FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS [CIRCE] ES 15) METRO7 EDIFICACION SINGULAR Y CONSTRUCCION SOSTENIBLE, S.L. [METRO7] ES 16) ABORA ENERGY, S.L. [ABORA] ES 17) Kover Siglo XXI, S.L. [KOVER] ES 18) EDP SOLAR ESPAÑA SA [EDPS] ES 19) Van Wijnen Groningen B.V. [VW] NL 20) Stichting Lefier [LEFIER] NL 21) STICHTING NEW ENERGY COALITION [NEC] NL 22) WEBO B.V. [WEBO] NL

Future DiverCities is a European project funded by the Creative Europe programme, designed according to a model of slow prototyping in ‘urban voids’, which aims to develop new cultural and ecological interventions. Pilot projects will take place simultaneously in 9 European cities: Berlin, Zagreb, Split, Liepaja, Kuopio, Marseille, Florence, Timișoara and Athens. The expected impact of Future DiverCities is to change the approach to cultural regeneration by emphasising the need to create value in urban voids through cultural practices and long and continuous processes of presence and animation, using relational devices and the role of the artist as a key actor for social and civic change.

Budget: €3.323.720,0

Duration: 48 months

Role: Partner

Partners:

Applicant: La Friche La Belle de Mai (FR) Other partner organisations: 1) ANTI (FI) 2) Public Art Lab (DE) 3) KONTJENER, bureau of contemporary art praxis (HR) 4) Seconde Nature (FR) 5) PLAI (RO) 6) Bios Exploring Urban Culture (GR) 7) Liepaja Culture Department (LV) 8) ECHN (GR) 9) Ashoka (PL) 10) Waag (NL) 11) Savonia University (FI)

Many Possible Cities is the Festival on urban regeneration born from the collaboration between Manifattura Tabacchi and LAMA that aims to create a temporal and physical space for multidisciplinary confrontation on urban regeneration. Based on the contamination between short and long networks, the festival focuses on the studies, experiences, opportunities and contradictions that characterise urban development, with a multi-voice and multi-point of view discussion, for an audience of public administrators, professionals, academics, third sector, practitioners and citizens.

manypossiblecities.eu

Festival sulla rigenerazione urbana: uno scatto da Many Possible Cities

Firenze dall’Alto is a three-year strategic project financed by the City of Florence’s Estate Fiorentina, conceived by LAMA and realised in collaboration with the Coop. Archeologia and the association La Scena Muta. The Festival, held in the summer evenings at sunset, intends to promote cultural enjoyment from unseen and normally inaccessible places in the city: roofs and terraces, public or private, from which to assume a different and elevated point of view. The innovative character of the project consists in exploiting the full transformative potential of places to increase the scope of artistic performances and the spectator’s experience, inviting them to a wider enjoyment and reflection on the urban environment that surrounds them, enriched also by the stratigraphic reading of the city.

Firenze dall'alto, lo scatto di un evento del Festival