PUBLIC SQUARE - TURIN, ITALY - 2005
DESIGN TEAM: 2A+P architettura/nicole_fvr (Tommaso Arcangioli, Gianfranco Bombaci, Domenico Cannistraci, Lorenzo Castagnoli, Pietro Chiodi, Matteo Costanzo, Valerio Franzone, Angelo Grasso) • CLIENT: Associazione Artegiovane, GTT • MAQUETTE: Marco Galofaro - Modelab • PHOTOGRAPHS: Paolo Rosselli
This project is an urban installation about the relationship between the artificial and the natural. The nature areas consist of round flower beds that swell higher toward the centre of the site. Like natural flowers rising from the earth, catadioptric “catafiori” – flower-like forms assembled from film and metal stems – rise from the asphalt “soil”. At night, the roundabout reflects the intense traffic around it, and in winter, when natural plants are dormant, the rotunda continues to offer a luminescent array of colour. By hybridizing the natural with the artificial, time, space and the cycle of the seasons have become blurred and uncertain, remaining in constant flux.