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Marco Maio: On tornados, renewal and architecture
Episode 529th June 2022 • ThePrime Pod • Robert McLean
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The destructive tornado that wrecked four southern Moravian villages and hundreds of homes on June 24, 2021 unleashed a wave of solidarity from across the Czech Republic. Among those who felt a duty to contribute to the rebuilding was the Portuguese architect Marco Maio. He encouraged the villages to treat the catastrophe as an opportunity to re-imagine some of their public spaces. And as a professor of architecture at ČVUT's construction faculty in Prague, he created a real-life assignment for his students.