Pordenone, Italy

project

ULH. Urban Lake Housing

  • The woodmade paths sewing together the lake and the square and connecting different levels

    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 housing complex from the lake

  • View of the square

    View of the square

  • The elevation facing the square

    The elevation facing the square

  • The elevation facing the lake

    The elevation facing the lake

  • One of the paths on the lake

    One of the paths on the lake

  • View of the elevation facing the square

    View of the elevation facing the square

  • Detail of the woodmade square in front of the entrance hall

    Detail of the woodmade square in front of the entrance hall

  • nside view of one of the aparments' living room

    nside view of one of the aparments' living room

  • One of the entrance halls

    One of the entrance halls

  • The main stairs

    The main stairs

ANCIENT WISDOM, RATHER COSMIC

So-shu dreamed,

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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Credits

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

 

 

Consultants

Project Management: Prospettive S.p.A.

Structural: AISATEC

Botanic Consultant: Studio Leoni

Mechanical / Electrical: AISATEC

Thermal Insulation and Building Acoustics: AISATEC

Fire Protection: AISATEC

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