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New Buildings in Emilia-Romagna, Italy – design by Disguincio&co, Architects
29 Oct 2013
Location: Medolla, Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy
The aim of the project is to upgrade the public area in this Italian town of about 6000 inhabitants (about 45 km from Bologna). The project tries to create definition of separate areas, improve traffic regulation and augment spaces for pedestrians. The focus of the intervention’s architecture is the The pavilion in Garibaldi square: this provides a large external-but-covered space which is supported by a light steel structure, on which a translucent membrane is stretched to create diffused light below.
The aim of the project is to upgrade the public area in Medolla, that is a municipality with about 6000 inhabitants about 45 km from Bologna and 25 from Modena.
A project strategy for the redevelopment.
The need of the traffic reduction in Roma street is the first step on the project proposal.
The purpose is to find again the pleasure to meet in a city center (square) that is man sized and where the traffic is reduced to the minimum.
Garibaldi square new layout
One of the main characteristic of the project is the research and the creation of the “field opening”: the new space in front of the main building will be seen with a continuous glance without any obstacles.
URBAN CENTER PAVILLION
The new place will be able to satisfy different qualitative (many activities) and quantitative (several participants) needs with a great flexibility range. The pavilion in Garibaldi square is a place for the meeting, the dialogue and the sharing; it has an external large covered space which is supported by a light steel structure, on which the architectural texture is stretched.
The urban landscape project develops a pattern that goes into the squares and it reorganizes them, finding in the round element the tool to make different functions: creating green areas of different dimensions and use, creating lighting points and seatings.
The flowerbeds on the sidewalk along Roma street will have little evergreen bushes and flowers that will create a filter between the street and the pedestrian walk with different chromatic effects.
Taking into consideration the context and the story of its transformations, the south side of Roma street is a fundamental element for everybody who lives or hang out at Medolla.
ARCHITECTURAL PROPOSAL FOR THE FORMER TOWN HALL
The proposal for the re building of this area is composed in two steps:
The building because of its function of innovation “simplifier fly-wheel”, applies to become a recognizable landmark for a relaunch of the identity of a sustainable future of the young business and local start up.
The spaces will be used for supporting the young enterprises (internet points, study or meeting points), for social and voluntary associations (exhibition rooms or creative labs) or for arts and craftsmanship exhibitions in order to support the local economy.
Medolla’s Ecdysis – Building Information
Medolla’s Ecdysis images / information from Disguincio&co Architects
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