Institute for the Contemporary Urban Project (i.CUP)
The i.CUP (Institute for the Contemporary Urban Project) was founded in 2004. It bases its activities on projects and studies, especially in the field of territory, strategical planning, systems, infrastructures urban design. The concept of territory implies naturals and rural systems, and the city; the interpretation of the territory as a "mosaic" guarantees the first aim, which is the recognition of the complexity of the territory.
The aim of the i.CUP without denying the subjectivity of the territorial analysis is to promote objective and scientific studies, on the grounds of quantitative parameters (mobility, transport, energetic consumption, sustainability, re-use of existing architectures, effect of new infrastructures, economic capacity of the territory, etc.).
To guarantee an analysis of the territory considering its complexity, the i.CUP organizes himself to assure a transversal and interdisciplinary approach. i.CUP realizes researches on contemporary complexity adopting differet scales and working methods. For the analysis and interpretation of the contemporary territory i.CUP uses technologies such as GIS, 3D model representation, Laserscanning and models for simulation.
The institute works also in partnership with other university institutions and similar international and Swiss organizations.
Josep Acebillo Marin (Director)
Enrico Sassi (Coordinator)
Stanislava Boskovic Sigon (Architect)
Lidor Gil-Ad (Architect)