Europan 9 : Vegetable chromosomes
Architect: Lapo Ruffi
Status: Competition (2007)
Clasification: 1 prize
Visualizer: Studio
Budget: 33.900.000 €
Scale: Extralarge
Types: Housing, Masterplan, Public space, Residential

Vegetable chromosomes

Life and sustainability of the territory represent the direction of the project, through an optimization of natural resources. In this periurban space, between the city and the country, the landscaper culture becomes the inevitable analysis. With regard to the text of P. Donadieu La société paysagiste, the relationship between society and landscape is noted. Landscape society, like urban society “that carries the values of the community
built into a consolidated condition of making a community, of living together in a recognizable space, suitable to new daily practices, to the temporalities that require innovative spatial relations able to form more complex social models”. The high percentage of green is evenly distributed over the project area.

Architectures in and of the landscape, volumes of horizontal development and recollection of greenhouses and nurseries in continuous dialog with new and old structures, design the profile of the new urban park. Semi-rural architectures and semi-architectural agricultures, like vegetable chromosomes, recall the origin of ancient urban gardens present in a historical city.

The territory assumes, in its new profiles of intervention, a varied yet uniform aspect. The vegetal zones distinguish themselves through the characteristics of the various essences: deciduous forests, shady in the summer, woodlands of ginkgo and maple, full of warm colors in the autumn, orchards that recall the nursery vocations of the territory. New urban gardens become meeting places, collective pertinent spaces, in which the resident acquires a right, lost today: the sensation of becoming manager of his own landscape.

Public structures and social housing, interposed among the green zones, distributed in this space of the city, constitute the new physical fragments of the landscape like signs of an event serving the urban society, its mouvance.

Collaborator: Benedetta Agostini, Vanessa Giandonati, Bernardo Pagnini, Rachele Tanganelli | Post date: 05/07/2012 | Views: 2.091