The building works as a showroom for one of Italy’s most iconic creations in automobile industry – La Vespa. Located at a central point of arrival to the city of Rome, the Roma Termini Station, it acts as an open museum, clearly highlighted by its opening surroundings.
Therefore, the project opens itself into the city, with a permeable and penetrable concept that exposes its structure, pursuing a deliberate resemblance with other notable constructions in Rome, such as the Coliseum (Colosseo) and St. Peter’s Square (Piazza San Pietro).
Furthermore, it is important to emphasize that the building enables the prolific unfolding, as well as its adaptation, in order to meet the needs in any location. With this in mind, we picture different sizes in order to please an “S, M, L, XL” system, that allows it to be easily adaptable to be built in other parts of the city.
Regarding the program distribution, the project presents simple and intuitive solutions, where the services concerning bicycles and the respective parking are located on the ground floor, while the parking projected for the motorinos expands itself through the remaining floors, up to the top of the building.
architects: Ana Filipa Vieira Silva, António Pedro Mesquita, Helena Maria dos Santos Calado, José Pedro Paiva Guerra | status: Competition (2014) | competition: Rome Motorino Check Point | visualizer: Studio | scale: large | types: parking, transport | views: 2.375