Via dei fori Imperiali

Via dei Fori Imperiali



Architectural remains bring to a reflection on time and the reflection on time leads to memory value. For every architecture period the new architecture necessarily has a confrontation with the old one so necessarily we must think in our proposal just as one more stage in time, not as a definitive stage.
We rethink the actual area of Fori Imperiali, from an exclusively protected archaeological portion, to a part of the city that needs to be revitalised in an orderly way. For this reason, the area is supposed to be brought back to its condition of urban portion, permeable to fluxes that come from the surrounding city. The entire archaeological level is imagined as a “stone garden”, no more enjoyed only visually from above, thanks to the recovery of the unitary character and the orthogonal geometry of the Forum, but also used in its own level. There is a continuity of the city in both levels where the visual connection between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseo is maintained, whereas a new Museum for the Forma Urbis recalls an original topography. The archaeological fragments, now scattered, will be reallocated in light structures that redefine the plan of each Forum.

Competition | international restricted competition | 200.000 sqm
Via dei Fori Imperiali
Special Mention in Piranesi Prix de Rome award 2016
Architects: Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio G. Pedrosa
Coordinator DIDA-UNIFI Dipartamento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze: Fabio Fabbrizi
Client: Academia Adrianea di Architettura e Archeologia
Collaborators: Álvaro Rábano. Clemens Eichner. Roberto Lebrero. Luis G Pachón. Vicente Bellosta (UNIZAR student). Eduardo Solito (IUAV student)
University Group DIDA-UNIFI: Giacomo Tempesta. Andrea Ricci, Cecilia Maria Roberta Luschi. Roberto Sabelli. Francesco Alberti. Michele Coppola. Laura Aiello. Fabiola Gorgeri . Nico Fedi. Paolo Oliveri
Consultants: GOGAITE S.L. (Structural Engineers). Francesca Cremasco (Lighting Design). Marcello Barbanera
(archaeologist). Alessandra Muntoni (History of Art and Architecture). Richard Ingersoll (Syracuse University in Florence, History of Art and Architecture)

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