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ARCHEONET – archaeology I landscape I tourism

year
2012
program
DESIGN LABORATORY FOR THE VALORIZATION OF THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OF LUNI - ARCHEONET.
by
MASSIMILIANO GIBERTI E ALESSANDRO VALENTI – UNIVERSITA’ DI GENOVA – RESPONSABILE SCIENTIFICO FRANZ PRATI.
stARTT position
TUTORS IN DESIGN UNIT 1 WITH DARIO SCARAVELLI.
more info
archeonetblog.blogspot.it
http://archeonetblog.blogspot.it/2012/06/gossip-startt.html
http://archeonetblog.blogspot.it/2012/06/impossible-world-x-lunila-proposta-di.html
There is a reflection, coming from the researches in geography and referring to the explorations of Humboldt; it recognizes the aesthetic perception and the observation of landscape as knowledge tool to study the structure of the territory. For architects, it is a useful contribution to the attempt to take order in the relation landscape – territory – power. Within this balance of power, the project of architecture has the capability to transform the existent structure, to turn the latent portions of territory on and let emerge new forms of spatial assets and powers: the project as instrument to promote innovation and suggest perception / knowledge. The theme of the first workshop take front the design of an info and welcome center close to the highway; it has to introduce the visitors to the archaeological site of Luni and to house the existing museum, currently placed just upon the Forum of the ancient city. The program is resolved within the construction of the aesthetic perception of the place: the fixed routes, by car or by walking, become the means to experience the landscape, both in motion or static observation. A single architectural facility contains all the required functions and organize them to allow the understanding of the different elements shaping the landscape: the textures of the plane, the waters, the archaeological engravings on the foreground; the medium ground of the hills and the Alps on the background. The result is an architecture ensemble, dimensioned at the scale of landscape, floating on it, to gain an overall view and separate dialectically the contemporary and historic signes. The design is the product of the collective works of the students.