Status: Competition (2017)
Clasification: Honour mention
Location: Cuneo, Italy
Coordinates: 44.374808, 7.535267
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Types: Masterplan, Public space
Tu sei come una terra
che nessuno ha mai detto.
Tu non attendi nulla
se non la parola
che sgorgherà dal fondo
come un frutto tra i rami.
C’è un vento che ti giunge.
– Cesare Pavese, Ottobre 1945
A new urban park is born, between the barracks and the Arms square, it is a new weaving of the city, ready to welcome many different attractive activities, becoming an educational and community place. The project deal with the overall design of the area and with the emergencies of lot A; leaving in the design hypothesis the opportunity to allocate lot B as a new trade fair for the city, whose buildings offer large spaces overlooking an important green public void.
Inside the area, therefore, a new type of landscape is reconfigured to unite the interrupted parts of the urban weave. The project aims to protect the lives of citizens whose rituals are transfigured in architectural themes in a necessary moment of sharing. The compositional process takes place in three recognizable moments of different intensity: first of all a new intervention, the rewriting of two preexisting and than the completion of a third, which, with the same language, will define a new architectural identity and will intervene in a distinct manner affecting various activities collective.
The great architecture is declined as a long openair promenade, becoming a threshold and a shadow area. It blends with the surrounding vegetation that penetrates the sites of the long perspective portals, which are an important theme of design. A theatre, an area for recreational and public activities, a playground interested in the presence of sports activities, define the issues that this space holds for itself. A set of activities that complement the surrounding buildings, are restored through the new «green» texture and they are given back to the entire city.