The ATRIUM project: Forlì leader of Europe
ATRIUM is an European project with the aim of "investigate and manage the architectural ,archival and immaterial heritage made by the regimes of the twentieth century, for the construction of a transactional cultural itinerary, with the propose of obtaining the recognition of " European Cultural Route".
The project, which is led by the Italian municipality of Forlì
, involving eighteen different organizations and institutions (universities, ministries, NGOs, local administrations) and eleven European countries: Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Greece
The ATRIUM project mostly deals with the rationalist style architecture, considered works that represent a source of interest for worldwide experts in architecture. One of the main objectives of the projects is to encourage a shared understanding of the historical and cultural heritage. The nature of this partnership is an example of a common recognition of the importance of the architectural heritage of the twentieth century, and its relation to complex, contradictory and sometimes uncomfortable with some periods of European history.
From the wounds of the past, the architectural traces of the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century could become an important source of local development, if managed and measured by a trans-national cultural route (in accordance with the requirements established by the European Council) supported by specific cultural tourist products.
Promotion of forms of cultural tourism aimed at enhancing economic assets in question (and the formation of specific operators), capable of attracting segments of the growing international demand, especially in Europe, cultural tourism, creating new services and jobs.
The Municipality of Forlì coordinates the activities foreseen in the project due to the long and consolidated experience in actions aimed to the study and restoration of buildings of the Fascist period. In fact, the city of Forlì has a large architectural heritage of the 30s-40s inserted into a coherent urban plan, which also includes green areas and sports facilities from the early decades of the twentieth century.
Forlì has also gained valuable experience in the promotion of the cultural heritage of the city as it has organized numerous cultural events, exhibitions also at the European level and has promoted numerous scientific publications in the sector in question. As part of International Cooperation, and the management of European projects, has a long experience and partnerships in the Balkans and Eastern Europe for the exchange of good practices and the development of innovative services in various fields.
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