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