The “Premio Triennale Giulio Andreolli – Fare Paesaggio” was born in 2016 with the aim of en-hancing landscape experiences in the European Alpine area. It is divided into three sections: plan-ning and programming initiatives, architectural and landscape interventions and education and par-ticipation actions.
The success of the award shows the growing and transversal interest in landscape issues, both at in-stitutional and professional level, in the context of spontaneous and “bottom-up” initiatives.
One emergent aspect of interest during the various editions is the birth of a large number of activi-ties related to the management of traditional rural landscape, and oriented to the knowledge of terri-tories and to the involvement of the inhabitants. These local communities are often engaged in new organizational methods, driven by sincere enthusiasm and civic sense.
That is the reason why one of the most interesting elements emerging from the award experience must be sought in this intertwining between popular initiatives and both professional and institu-tional approaches.
Bounding this reflection to the regeneration-driven production, which is the main topic of this issue, it is possible to isolate, among the many cases nominated for the award, some interesting experienc-es in which, with different outcomes, designers and clients have dealt with contemporary architec-ture, touching important themes related to the transformation of alpine landscapes.