An Open- air “Wunder Kammer”

Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli

The intervention is part of a larger plan, which includes the construction of a new underground public car park on two levels to the north. Its southern counterpart will feature a square with an additional underground level of public parking. A hub for underground vehicular flows and pedestrian paths at all levels, the School of Music guarantees the appropriate spatial alignment to complete the urban plan.
The intervention is characterized by its compact and recognizable volume, within which an urban void enclosed by a fence is excavated. The elevations are conceived as wall faces, whose treatment change in relation to the context. One of the peculiarities of the project is the “garden music”, a finely decorated openair room, inside the enclosure and yet outside the volume of the school, which dissolves the boundary between inside and outside. Entirely built in exposed concrete, the building presents a surprising correspondence between structure and architecture.

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