Comune di Roma
2007-Finalist International Competition
Work carried out
Office tower, 5 office buildings, 6 stores high max; square with arcade; exhibition
spaces; restaurants; public garden; public services; library and archives;
underground parking facilities.
This project reflects the requests and expectations of the Municipal Administration
intending to reposition and reorganize the logistics of the main administrative offices
and of all the operators. The project proposes a complex of volumes and green areas able
to communicate with the nearest urban context and, remotely, with the monumental
Capitoline buildings. It is a system structured in paths, buildings, gardens and squares able
to create an urban area of high quality level and to play the role of new Capitoline center,
a modern version of urban typologies with a very high historical-cultural and civil value.
The new complex with its spiral structure is able to integrate in the urban context
already defined, with particular attention to the values of architectonic and urban scale
and proportion and with reference to the contemporary preexisting elements. It is
a complex open to the citizens, which can transmit symbolic and practical values of
accessibility and democracy, involvement and communication, and therefore of
transparency of the public function. This transparency is represented by the large
glazed surfaces opening to the city. The design of the working spaces was carried out
with the maximum flexibility of time, thus allowing to redistribute the internal layouts,
and with particular attention in choosing the finishes. The characteristics of the materials
and components comply with the current regulations on seismic protection and with
the environmental sustainability criteria, with particular attention to energy efficiency.
The project concept is a spiral of five buildings connected clockwise, rising from the landscape level to a roof-public garden (terrace) overlooking the historical Rome.
Work carried out