2008

treviso castle

Treviso (IT)
3rd prize

Tangram geometry.

The geometry produces a complex system of interior-exterior spaces and marks a line that clearly divides what is an open green space from an interior one.

So is created an entity that could model its own shape according to the form of the ground, an object that could receive tensions from the background and from the pre-existent buildings and like a kaleidoscope reacts to the accumulated stimulus multiplying its relationships.

According to these principles the 'tangram building' put its roots in the ground creating a complex system of lines that interacts with the polygonal shape of the ancient bastion and a continuous alternation of open green spaces and interior spaces keeping a relationship to each other. A large place with a tiers is the meeting point between the modern city and the ancient castle: in the square’s interior the open spaces dimension is related to the interior spaces design. What interests it's the relationship between the parts: the main square is at the centre of a system of small squares where there are the spaces dedicated to the shops: so, public and private dimension are related in a new way. The buildings creates a tangled relationship of transparencies that amplifies the space and enrich it with unexpected reflections. This architecture is characterized by complex volumes that, thanks to the uniformity of the covering glass skin, transmit an idea of vibrant solidity.