©Tempostretto TV Messina

©Tempostretto TV Messina
July 3rd, 2021

The municipal administration of the city of Reggio Calabria, together with Alfonso Femia, illustrates the path for the re-functionalization of the historic Orchidea cinema which will be transformed into a cultural, musical and artistic center. The Mayor of Reggio Calabria, Giuseppe Falcomatà, the municipal councilor for territorial and urban planning, Mariangela Cama, and the architect Alfonso Femia, participate in the press conference for the presentation of the two-stage open-procedure international design competition.
Also present in the event: Salvatore Vermiglio, president of the Order of PPC Architects of Reggio Calabria, Massimo Lauria of the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Santo Antonino Coppola, Ilario Tassone, Operational Coordinator of the competition and Domenico Giovinazzo.

“This competition was issued according to the only law of 1972 and the city has assumed a virtuous role in communicating with its citizens through contemporary art. The competition is important because through change something that has urban and cultural value is returned to the city, with an architecture in search of balance, in dialogue with the times, treasuring the ideas of others, under the responsibility of architects with the task of passing the baton to new generations.” AF