The project sets up the different areas, enhancing them by their peculiarities and roles. In addition to functional aspects, the project is shaped by perceptive and social factors. The aim is to regain the public spaces of common areas that make a compact village like Palazzolo, a community that meets and lives the bond that a strong identity is able to generate. Social retraining goes through urban revitalisation and the enhancement of the aesthetic quality of a place. Meeting and being together are the foundations of socialisation and the project aims to increase the attractiveness of these spaces. A square is not just an urban void. When a place suggests the possible uses and opportunities, the citizens themselves are able to fill it with experiences.
Today, in order to give recognition to a set of heterogeneous spaces, the adopted strategy is twofold:
– to pave the predominantly pedestrian-used spaces with homogeneous materials
The project area is open and closed by two “zero-cubed” architectural signs that reinforce the symbolic value of the squares and fill the two voids with meaning, through an architecture that has the ambition to become a reference and testimony of its time.
The themes that the project develops are:
The project aspires to absorb change and the changing needs of our times, to play with the daily routine of more established habits as well as the most particular of events, to rebalance a reality distorted by the uncontrollable succession of urban events. The result is a harmonious, fluid and lively space that multiplies the active and reactive possibilities for citizens.
Vittorio Massimo - Elena Cecchetto
Palazzolo di Sona - Verona