πολύ-linearita | milano | 2016
with Agnese Bavuso Marone
In 2007, Mantua's centro storico (old town) and Sabbioneta were declared by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site. Mantua's historic power and influence under the Gonzaga family has made it one of the main artistic,cultural, and especially musical hubs of Northern Italy and the country as a whole. Mantua is noted for its significant role in the history of opera; the city is also known for its architectural treasures and artifacts, elegant palaces, and the medieval and Renaissance cityscape.
The project illustrated the analysis of an urban transformation to enhance the historical city centre of Mantua by designing an underground sports centre that starts from the ground level as a public piazza for all age groups and moves on to be a spectator's space and then you can participate in team or individual activities that take place in space which spans up to 10 meters underground.
The building then slowly ascents towards the ground level by a tunnel that comes out to the river-shore side where you can relax or continue with water sport activities.