EX-SLAUGHTERHOUSE IN MONZA

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EX-SLAUGHTERHOUSE, FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY

COMPETITION, FINALIST

COLLODI, ITALY

2018

supervisor prof. Elisabetta Rosina

In recent centuries, the industrial revolution has a significant impact on urban transformation. The mass production technology transformed the small cities into large urban developments which also include complex residential, transportation and service systems.

 

The former slaughterhouse in Monza was one of those systems where was the meat production under the control of the municipality in addition to Fruit and Vegetable Market and Livestock Market. However, it is abandoned for more than 30 years such as the other post-industrial sites in Monza. Therefore, the project aims to study the problem of the former slaughterhouse within its background from the viewpoint of industrial archaeology and conservation approach, and it intends to search for the ways how it could be well-connected to the urban context.

 

The approach is to design starting from the idea “what was there,” but not to create what was there. In this way, the architectural typologies of each building were documented, and the decay phenomena and diseases were analyzed from the viewpoint of conservation approaches. The new Agri-culture Park allows the inhabitants to participate in public functions and production process in addition to the production of healthy farming foods and farming practices. As a result of this, the idea of the previous function is maintained, but differently.