This objective of developing a new urban centrality was paramount in our definition of the character of the proposition for the architectural redevelopment of the Ex Magazzini dell’Aeronautica.
We thought of this new urban identity as a structure open to the city. An architectural concept to define new spaces for aggregation, exchange, communication, while preserving the image and typological characteristics of the complex.
Location Rome, Italy
The project we envisioned is like pages of a book, dynamic surfaces leaf through, following one another seemingly without interruption, defining the space, hosting the consultation rooms and reception areas of the Archive.
A building can forge relationships with the neighbourhood and its social, natural and historical context.
The demolition of the offices on Via Papareschi and their rethinking as a transparent and permeable backdrop adjacent to the main volume makes it possible to create a new quality public space in which nature, architecture and sociability are the real protagonists in the new proposal for the Ex Magazzini dell’Aeronautica.
We opened the structure to the city and expressed its relationship with the surroundings through a transparent glass structure which like a permeable diaphragm favours the internal/external exchange with the city, maximising the visibility and attractiveness of the place.
The multi-level public space generates a network of environments that are accessible and suitable for both major events and everyday use.