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CVII • N. 29-30 • THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015 • GIOVEDÌ 23 LUGLIO 2015 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER Michele Molè. Photo © Luigi Filetici italoamericano.org $ 2.25 DATED MATERIAL - DO NOT DELAY Michele Molè on Palazzo Italia, a symbol of Italian excellence At the heart of Expo Milan 2015, the stunning architecture of the Padiglione Italia - the only pavilion not to be dismantled after the event - has already become a symbol of the Italian excellence, modern creativity, and technological innovation. Designed by Nemesi Studio, the spectacular forest-like struc- ture is 13,000 square meters in size, made of energy-efficient photovoltaic glass and bioactive cement that purifies the air from polluting agents. In the following interview, Roman architect Michele Molè – a PhD in Contemporary Architecture, founder and cre- ative director of Nemesi - dis- cusses the qualities of this latest landmark, which adds on to Italy's vast collection and invites to look forward after the econom- ic crisis. What is the meaning of the "urban forest" that you've cre- ated? Even if working to a tight deadline, our main goal was to create a Padiglione Italia that rep- resents the excellence of Italian architecture, design, and creativi- ty. Italy's good reputation world- wide is based on our creativity, innovation, taste, and art. That is, our ability to create beautiful things. In order to fulfill this main goal, we tried to design a project rooted in our tradition and history, for Palazzo Italia to become a product not only of Nemesi but also of our Country as a whole. Another important goal was to update Italy's great history and extraordinary memory, to look at the future. Far from old-style architectures that only remind of unmatchable past glories, we wanted to make tradition modern and to show once again how Italy is capable of generating innova- tion, quality, artistry, beauty, and of keeping up with tomorrow's challenges. A third goal, relating to Expo's theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," was SILVIA SIMONETTI BARBARA MINAFRA The ultimate artisan of luxury travel to Italy Continued on page 3 Continua a pagina 25 L'Italo Americano Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation English section pages 2-20 Italian section pages 21-48 The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 www.italoamericano.org PO Box 1287 Monrovia, CA 91017 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . TM SAN FRANCISCO Director Luca Vullo Page 10 ALL AROUND ITALY Notte Della Taranta Page 17 THE SEVENTH ART Frank Capra the Italian history, the American dream Page 16 LA BUONA TAVOLA A Sage Find in Otranto Page 19 BARBARA MINAFRA "Vogliamo stimolare la sen- sibilità alla cultura del bello. Nascere in Italia è un grande privilegio, ma può essere anche un'arma a doppio taglio perché si è circondati dalla bellezza in ogni angolo del Paese". In virtù di questo "è bene c h e i r a g a z z i s a p p i a n o c o s a s i g n i f i c a a v e r e m o n u m e n t i straordinari, cosa può significa- re non valorizzarli e non preser- varli al meglio, e quali poten- zialità questo patrimonio possa darci". Il privilegio tutto italiano di essere circondati dalla bellezza

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