THE INTERNAL COURT OF THE PAVAGLIONE OF LUGO DI ROMAGNA
A dialogue between public space and historic city as a tribute to Luigi Ghirri
“Tribute to Luigi Ghirri” is a public space project involving the redevelopment of the internal courtyard of the Pavaglione in Lugo di Romagna. The complex was built in the 18th century as a commercial structure. This nature has been kept until the contemporary age. The project results from a 2-phase design competition, whose goals included designing the elements of urban furniture and drafting the guidelines for the functional reorganization of the market outside the monument. The new courtyard is articulated into two areas, separated by the solid and definite sign of the Cardo: a wooded garden for daily sociality and a square hosting exhibitions and events. The main characteristic of the former is the artificial orography, defining five heights where “morphological seats” are located. Instead, the square is a more accessible and flexible context, populated by a series of monolithic seats arranged to define micro-settings, which are also feasible for more intimate fruition.