Press release

Dr. Ermelinda Di Chiara presents: "void between the parts"

Scholarship holder Dr. Ermelinda Di Chiara (in front) with the Jury Members Prof. Carola Wiese und Prof. Paul Böhm.

Cologne 3rd November 2023 - Yesterday our first scholarship holder, Dr Ermelinda Di Chiara, presented her exciting project. Over the next eleven months she will explore the "void between the parts" in the urban and architectural structure of Cologne.

For Ermelinda, the void is not a negative empty space, but the element that shapes the city. It enables the relationship between urban parts and makes a city sustainable. In her work, Ermelinda focuses in particular on the Grüngürtel (green belt) and the square Neumarkt.

We are already looking forward to the results of Ermelinda's work and will keep you up to date. Ermelinda's final ideas and proposals will be publicly exhibited in September 2024.


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