Primavera Residences Architect featured in Italian Language Week
Architect Romolo Valentino Nati, the Italian architect and designer who designed and executed Primavera Residences, Cagayan de Oro’s first ever eco-friendly mid-rise condominium, will be prominently featured in the 13th edition of the Settimana della lingua italiana (Italian Language Week) on December 10-13.
The event is annual celebration of the Italian Language that began in 2001. It aims to promote the Italian language and its various aspects/facets all over the world. This year it will have “Ricerca, Scoperta, Innovazione: L’Italia dei saperi” (Research, Discovery, Innovation: Italy and Knowledge) as its theme.
Conceptualized by the Accademia della Crusca (Italian society for scholars and Italian linguists and philologists) in collaboration with Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it will be organized by the Embassy of Italy in the Philippines in partnership with the Italian section (Dept of European Languages) of the University of the Philippines.
Arch. Nati has been invited to speak on “Eco-Friendly Buildings and Renewable Energy” on December 12 at theConference on the theme: “Ricerca, Innovazione, Scoperta: L’Italia dei saperi” at the Claro M Recto Hall, Faculty Center (College of Arts and Letters), UP Diliman
Under the leadership of Arch. Nati as its Executive Chairman and CEO, ITALPINAS Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI) has been internationally as one of the most promising clean energy investment opportunities in the Philippines by the Climate Technology Initiative- Private Financing Advisory Networks (CTI-PFAN) Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing during the 2nd annual Philippines Clean Energy Investor Forum held in Manila in 2011 (for Primavera Residences); As one of the Best Condo Developments in the Philippines by the South East Asia Property Awards in 2011 (for Primavera Residences); and most recently, as one of the top 10 (among 41) and only entry from the Philippines which qualified for the finals of the CTI PFAN Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-3) Business Plan Competition held February 22, 2013 in Singapore (for a new project).
Arch. Nati was also personally recognized with a “Special Energy Award” in the 2011 Design Against the Elements (DAtE) global architectural design competition, which aims to build the first green, liveable, affordable, and disaster-resistant village in the Philippines that will serve as the blueprint for other communities threatened by climate change. Some 119 entries from 30 countries joined the competition.
Graced by His Excellency Massimo Roscigno, the Italian Ambassador to the Philippines, Arch. Nati will be in the distinguished company other Italian nationals living in the country who have distinguished themselves in their profession: Prof. Emanuela Adesini, who will speak on E-learning and ICON and Dr. Luigi Cavestro who will discourse on Italian Excellence in Agriculture.
The program also includes the awarding ceremony for the contests organized by Club Piccola Italia and songs of Guiseppe Verdi to be performed by students from the UP College of Music.
Aside from the conference, other activities lined up for Italian Language Week include a multimedia exhibit on Giuseppe Verdi (9-20 December), Viva Verdi concert (10 December – CCP Main Theatre), Master Class on G. Verdi conducted by Italian tenor Gianluca Pasolini and baritone Alvaro Lozano (11 Dec – UP College of Music), film screenings at the College of Arts and Letters, and competitions for UP students in diorama and visual arts.