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TRIBUTE TO LUIGI GHIRRI

year
2012
place
LUGO DI ROMAGNA (RA)
program
REHABILITATION/ PUBLIC SPACES / URBAN RENEWAL
surface
6230 sm
cost
635.000,00 euro
client
LUGO TOWN COUNCIL – UNIONE DEI COMUNI DELLA BASSA
architects
STARTT, ENRICA DALL’ARA (P’ARC), SARA ANGELINI, MATTEO ZAMAGNI
team
CHIARA CAPRIULO, CHIARA IACOVONE, TOMMASO MENNUNI, DAVIDE ONORATI, DAVIDE PERSANTI, ANDREA VALENTINI
botany

consultant
PAOLO ROSETTI





FIRST PRIZE
design phase
UNDER EXECUTIVE DESIGN
The aim of competition is the rehabilitation of the courtyard of Pavaglione; a huge quadriporticus from XVIII century that housed one of the biggest market at the end of silk road in the North of Italy. The courtyard is considered as a whole system, organized in two functional spaces, the Enchanted garden and the mineral plateau: like in the graffito technique, a great pavement plan is engraved to take back the historical tracks and to draw new ones. The open space for events (the mineral plateau) and the trees one (the Enchanted garden) are defined by the original cardo from roman foundation; new ripples in the plane create a soft space for relax and free time under the trees; a constellation of banks features the place to create intimate places; finally a pop-up stage for events is the ready-made completing the composition. This set of tracks – contemporary or coming from history – disappears in the night and makes way for surreal light presences emerging in the fog: a tribute to the work of Luigi Ghirri along the Via Emilia. The engravings in the plane become lighting signs they play together with the punctual lights and the reflecting elements, according to the lesson of the Profilo delle nuvole.