The woodmade paths sewing together the lake and the square and connecting different levels
View of the housing complex from the lake
View of the square
The elevation facing the square
The elevation facing the lake
One of the paths on the lake
View of the elevation facing the square
Detail of the woodmade square in front of the entrance hall
nside view of one of the aparments' living room
One of the entrance halls
The main stairs
ANCIENT WISDOM, RATHER COSMIC
And having dreamed that he was a bird, a bee and a butterfly,
He was uncertain why he should try to feel anything else,
Hence his contentment.
Ezra Pound, 1915
The urban refurfishment of Largo San Giorgio in Pordenone, Italy follows the main topic of returning the citizens of Pondenone again a part of the town which was inaccessible due to the different levels of the streets and to the fact that it had been private for many years.
A path sews together the lake, the park and the square of San Giorgio church designing a public open space where the new housing and the church servces face.
The buildings grow with the levels of the paths surrounding the lake designing a new urban connection whcih specifically changes material: Prun stone on the square, larch wood on the bridges crossing the lake and ochre concrete on the paths of the park.
The path following the lake leaves the earth and jumps in the water with a metal structure suspended on sloping metal pillars.
The lake itself is the main character of the architectural design as the background of the new urban scenography, as the new liquid soil where to walk over and as an energetic resource for the buildings.
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Architecture and Landscape: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini, C+S Associati
Location: Largo San Giorgio, Pordenone, Italy
Construction: 2008 - 2010
Gross Floor Area: 11.000 m²
Site Area: 75.000 m2
Client: San Giorgio S.r.l. (Rizzani de Eccher S.p.A. / Prospettive JV)
Project Leader: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini, C+S
Design Team: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini, Carolin Stapenhorst, Guido Stella
General Contractor: Rizzani de Eccher S.p.A.
Photos: Alessandra Bello and Luca Casonato
Project Management: Prospettive S.p.A.
Botanic Consultant: Studio Leoni
Mechanical / Electrical: AISATEC
Thermal Insulation and Building Acoustics: AISATEC
Fire Protection: AISATEC