THE "MEDITERRANEAN CITY OF DIALOGUE AWARD" TO THE ARCHITECT VINCENZO LATINA

In full compliance with the rules of distancing and protection for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo. For the "City of Dialogue" section, the prize was awarded to the architect Vincenzo Latina for the "Environmental rehabilitation and restoration of the former Lampedusa quarry" project.
The project (approved in 2019) recovers the quarries between Punta Sottile and Cala Francese, proposing a place of hospitality and civil coexistence equipped for events, with an essential language poetically crossed by memories and suggestions.
The Prize was awarded by prof. Massimo Pica Ciamarra, a member of the Fondazione Mediterraneo director in the conception of the project, who speaks of "acupuncture more than prizes" and underlines how "the intent of the Award is clear because it seeks new urban intelligence inputs rather than self-referential buildings".
The reasons were read by prof. Eugenio Mazzarella, president of the jury.
The “Mediterranean Prize” is recognized among the most important awards thanks also to the quality of the juries representing 43 Euro-Mediterranean countries
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THE "ARCHITECTURE AND CITY AWARDS 2020" AWARDED ON THE OCCASION OF THE THIRTY YEAR OF THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO

In full compliance with the rules of distancing and protection for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean Award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo .
Recognized among the most important awards thanks also to the quality of the juries representing 43 Euro-Mediterranean countries, this edition of the Award hosted the award ceremony of the biennial "Architecture and City" Award promoted by the Cenacle of culture and science.
The prizes were awarded to Carlo Cuomo Associati for the refurbishment of the Santa Teresa beach in Salerno, with which he created a hinge anchored to the city and facing the sea and the profile of the maritime station designed by Zaha Hadid Architects: the success of he work is attested by the great attendance of the place by the people.
The juries had the power to assign special mentions at their discretion. The Sicilian work of Emanuele Fidone was awarded for "Architecture and city" who, between Ortigia and Modica, works on the edges, light, voids and matter, weaving relationships with the surrounding urban setting; Michelangelo Pugliese's work on the largely Calabrian landscape, who through nature always seeks a mending of the existing openings, redesigning the topography of the ground and restoring public spaces to the community; the work that Angelo Verderosa's studio has been carrying out for years for the recovery of the village of Cairano in Upper Irpinia, offering a concrete response to the theme of the regeneration of inland areas that is being talked about (perhaps too much and only) in Italy today.
Among those present the president of the Order of Engineers of Naples prof. Edoardo Cosenza, the members of the jury, the winners, prof. Massimo Pica Ciamarra - creator of the Award - and representatives of the academic, artistic and cultural world of the Mediterranean.
The artist Ciccio Merolla performed in a concert of "Music for Peace"
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PLATE OF HONOR AT THE GEROLAMINI LIBRARY

In full compliance with the distancing and protection rules for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean Award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo .
On this occasion, the plaque of honor was awarded to the "Library and Monumental Complex of the GIrolamini of Naples".
The president of the Mediterranean Foundation prof. Michele Capasso presented the new director of the Library and the Monumental Complex of the Girolamini of Naples dr.ssa Antonella Cucciniello, who withdrew the plaque from the hands of prof. Massimo Pica Ciamarra, member of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, on behalf of the Cenacle of culture and science
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THE "MEDITERRANEAN AWARDS 2020" AWARDED ON THE OCCASION OF THE THIRTY YEARS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN FOUNDATION

In full compliance with the rules of distancing and protection for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo . Recognized among the most important awards thanks also to the quality of the juries representing 43 Euro-Mediterranean countries, this edition of the Award saw the assignment of a new section called "City of dialogue".
Numerous webinar links (*) with various Euro-Mediterranean countries.
Among those present the president of the Order of Engineers prof. Edoardo Cosenza, the members of the jury, the winners, prof. Massimo Pica Ciamarra and representatives of the academic, artistic and cultural world of the Mediterranean.
The artist Ciccio Merolla performed in a concert of "Music for Peace".
On this occasion, the MEDITERRANEAN CITTÀ DEL DIALOGO AWARDS, the MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTIONS AWARD, the PLATE OF HONOR and the ARCHITECTURE AND CITY AWARDS were awarded.
Among the winners
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  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR INSTITUTIONS ON THE ISLAND OF LAMPEDUSA
    (Represented by the Mayor Dr. Salvatore Martello)
    Presentation by Michele Capasso, president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo

  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD CITY OF DIALOGUE TO THE ARCHITECT VINCENZO LATINA
    (Environmental rehabilitation and restoration of the former Lampedusa quarry)
  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD CITY OF DIALOGUE
    (special mention) TO ARCHITECTS FRANCESCO SCARDACCIONE AND ISHIMOTO
     
    (Faculty of Engineering in San Giovanni a Teduccio)

  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD CITY OF DIALOGUE
    (mention) TO THE ARCHITECT PASQUALE TIERNO
    (Urban Theater in Calvanico - Salerno)

  • PLATE OF HONOR AT THE GIROLAMINI LIBRARY
    (Represented by Dr. Antonella Cucciniello, Director of the Library and Monumental Complex of the Girolamini)

(*) The word "webinar" is a neologism born from the union of two English terms: "web" and "seminar" and refers to live participation in remote seminars or conferences through the use of new web technologies.

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THE "MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTIONS AWARD" TO THE ISLAND OF LAMPEDUSA

In full compliance with the distancing and protection rules for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean Award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo .
For the "Institutions" section, the prize was awarded to the Island of Lampedusa, represented by the Mayor Dr. Salvatore Martello, present webinar.
Representatives of the political, cultural and institutional world of various Mediterranean countries and the members of the juries were present in the room.
The prize, consisting of the work "Totem of Peace" by the sculptor Mario Molinari, was symbolically awarded by the president prof. Michele Capasso and Dr. Pia Molinari waiting to carry out the official ceremony in Lampedusa in the coming weeks.
On the occasion of the Foundation's thirtieth anniversary, President Capasso recalled the many activities and "Laboratories for Peace" carried out in Lampedusa and culminating in the historic visit of Pope Francis on 8 July 2013 and the contemporary appeal launched in Lampedusa by the Foundation same day.
Mayor Martello thanked for the prestigious award that honors the island and its inhabitants.
On this occasion it was proposed to create the monumental work "Totem of Peace" on the Island of Lampedusa to strengthen the bond also in consideration that the relics of migrants present in the "Totem of Peace" in the Port of Naples (inaugurated by Pope Francis March 21, 2015) were brought by the Commander of the Coast Guard of Lampedusa.
On this occasion, the emotional journey of the Peace Museum - MAMT titled "Voices of Migrants" and dedicated to Lampedusa was presented in various languages
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THE "MEDITERRANEAN CITY OF DIALOGUE AWARD" TO THE ARCHITECT PASQUALE TIERNO (mention)

In full compliance with the rules of distancing and protection for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean Award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo .
For the "City of Dialogue" section, the mention of the prize was awarded to the architect Pasquale Tierno for the project of the Urban Theater in Calvanico - (Salerno).
The Prize was awarded by prof. Pasquale Belfiore, member of the jury, who expressed his satisfaction with the quality of the project.
The reasons were read by prof. Eugenio Mazzarella, president of the jury.
The “Mediterranean Prize” is recognized among the most important awards thanks also to the quality of the juries representing 43 Euro-Mediterranean countries
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LIVE AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE WITH POPE FRANCIS SIGNING THE ENCYCLIC "FRATELLI TUTTI"

On the afternoon of Saturday 3 October 2020 at the Museum of Peace - MAMT direct with Assisi and with Pope Francis for the signing of the new Encyclical "Brothers all" on fraternity and social friendship. The Holy Father at the Sacred Convent celebrated Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis and, at the end, signed the encyclical.
Because of the health situation, the Holy Father wanted the visit to take place privately, without any participation of the faithful.
President Michele Capasso stressed the importance of the Encyclical precisely at a difficult time in the history of humanity
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THE 106th DAY OF THE MIGRANT AND REFUGEE CELEBRATED AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE

In compliance with Covid-19 rules, young people and migrants - in small groups and in turn - gathered on the 5 floors of the Peace Museum to celebrate the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, wanted by the Church since 1914. an opportunity to demonstrate concern for the different categories of vulnerable people on the move, to pray for the challenges and raise awareness of the opportunities offered by migration.
Pope Francis this year chose the theme "Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee", and focused on the pastoral care of internally displaced persons (IDP).
President Michele Capasso recalled the thirty-year commitment of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and its staff in favor of migrants, summarized in the emotional journey of the Museum entitled "Voices of Migrants".
“The number of internally displaced persons - it was underlined - has increased to the point not only that it can be that of an entire population, but also so much that it reaches the highest level ever. There are 50 million internally displaced persons, but their fate, in the eyes of the world, is even more hidden than that of any other refugee, and this is because they remain within national borders, albeit victims of conflicts, violence, environmental disasters and, today, also of the Covid-19 pandemic. The countries in which there are the highest numbers of displaced people are the same that in recent years are the best known for their endless wars: Yemen, Syria, Libya and Iraq ”.
In response to his experience in Lampedusa and Lesbos, Pope Francis has set up the Migrants and Refugees Section: a small and dynamic Vatican department headed personally by him, believing that special efforts and attention are needed to ensure that those forced to flee are not locked out or left behind.
We can only emerge from this situation together, as the whole of humanity”, the Pope always emphasizes on every occasion.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly made the situation of migrants, refugees, displaced persons and victims of human trafficking even more difficult. Already vulnerable before the spread of the virus, they are now facing new suffering and further injustices, which affect their rights, their safety and their health
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SAN PIO DA PIETRELCINA IS CELEBRATED AT THE MUSEUM

On the occasion of the holiday dedicated to Padre Pio, in full compliance with the rules for the containment of covid 19, limited groups of visitors and faithful of the Saint flocked to the Museum of Peace - MAMT to visit the emotional paths on the ground floor and on the fifth floor with the chapel dedicated to the saint loved by all.
On the evening of 22 September 2020, connection with San Giovanni Rotondo for the vigil and the celebration of the Eucharist at 2.10 am: the same one in which Saint Pio ascended to heaven
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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: ONE HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF SALVO D’ACQUISTO

The twentieth anniversary is dedicated to the centenary of the birth of Salvo D’Acquisto. The president recalled the deputy brigadier who sacrificed his life for others. On the 5 floors of the Museum - in full compliance with the rules for Covid - films, unpublished and testimonies were screened.
This event, says President Capasso, wants to pay homage to a commendable figure who honors the Carabinieri and Italy.
On this occasion, President Capasso announced that in the coming months the entire building of the Museum will be dedicated to "The Carabinieri, faithful over the centuries".
On 23 September 1943 - the videos of the Museum announce - the deputy brigadier Salvo D’Acquisto, awarded the gold medal for military valor for memory, sacrificed his life to save that of 22 innocent people.
The previous day - 77 years ago - the explosion of some crates of ammunition killed a German soldier and wounded two. The crates were deposited in an abandoned barracks of the Guardia Di Finanza, in the Torre di Palidoro area and not far from Torrimpietra, where the Carabinieri station commanded by Salvo D’Acquisto stood.
Although it had been an accident, the event was considered by the German militias to be an unscrupulous attack organized by the Italians. D'Acquisto tried to persuade them that it was an accident but the Nazi officer did not give weight to his explanations.
He ordered to round up 22 people at random among the houses of the small town in the Roman province and had them brought near the Tower of Palidoro.
They were all questioned briefly but their version was not heard. Salvo D’Acquisto, given the bad turn taken by events, decided to turn to a Nazi officer and offered his life in exchange for the release of the 22 hostages, already forced to dig their own grave.
It was 5.15pm when Feldwevel Hansel Feiten gave the fatal order. Before dying under German bullets, D'Acquisto shouted "Long live Italy!"
Today, 77 years after his heroic deed and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Carabinieri commemorated his sacrifice.
In Naples, the interregional commander "Ogaden" general of the army corps Adolfo Fischione, together with the commander of the carabinieri legion Stefanizzi and other officers of the weapon paid homage to the tomb of Salvo D'Acquisto in the Basilica of Santa Chiara and then deposited a laurel wreath at the monument in Piazza Salvo D'Acquisto, in the presence of the prefect Valentini
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