Por­ta Mulina

A quest for a new identity

The area of work is sit­u­at­ed on the north part of the his­toric city cen­ter of Man­to­va, pro­tect­ed by UNESCO, near the area of the miss­ing city door of Por­ta di Muli­na, is sur­round­ed by two lakes and con­nect­ed to Cit­tadel­la through a bridge.Presented work is devel­oped by reread­ing the con­text and moti­vat­ed by the inclu­sion of new urban func­tions and new struc­tures like library, cohous­ing, exhibiton build­ing and parking.

The pro­pos­al aims to address the mean­ing of time as an archi­tec­tur­al notion in the inter­pre­ta­tion of the
built her­itage. After ana­lyz­ing the project area and city align­ments, Project’s aim defined as rebuild­ing the city lim­it, anchor points that fixed the sys­tem and the pro­pos­al vol­umes for each build­ing: Library, cohous­ing and exhibition
has estab­lished. The pro­pos­al worked both on each indi­vid­ual build­ing design and with their rela­tion to the city align­ment in an archi­tec­ton­ic theme.

By study­ing façade dia­logue, using sub­trac­tion, off­set or same heights between build­ings, aimed to cre­ate ten­sion or not, open­ings or enclos­ings. Fur­ther­more, this build­ing dis­po­si­tion cre­ates a new bor­der for the city of Man­to­va, vicev­er­sa, a new entrance if you are com­ing from out­side of the city. This sit­u­a­tion affects not only the way peo­ple will approach to the area, as well will cre­ate a new link between the city and the lake.

As well, it shows, the pub­lic space formed by the build­ings dis­po­si­tion and the under­ground con­nec­tion between this space and the lake shore where a bar was located.

Architectural Design & Visualization

  • Project Year: 2022
  • Project For: Heritage Design Studio
  • Project Category: Visualisation, 3D Rendering