Mercoledì, 8 Ottobre, 2014

13-23 settembre 2014

Facoltà di Architettura, Sapienza Università di Roma

Urban Design Workshop

The survival of the Roman Walls for many centuries is quite an extraordinary thing in a Western metropolis. The reason for this extended life, as for most of the archaeological heritage of Rome, can be found in their continuous re-use and renovation, a never ending practice started since they were first constructed in the third century.
The paper intends to put forward some new ideas of how to give a new life to the Roman Walls, conceiving them not as a single space but as a continuous structure able to host social events, museums or temporary exhibitions.
These new functions require a re-thinking of the interior spaces (gates or walks) as well as the outside walls as new structures.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a series of ideas, events and activities that can take place along the Aurelian Wall, and design structures and spaces that will host them, following a Master-plan Program provided by the tutors of the workshop. This scenario will explore new dynamic interactions between human activities, the contemporary architectonical environment and the archaeological ruins. Its characteristic is to be viral, because it feasibility and the positive impact of its outcomes will affect the centre of the city as well as its outskirts.

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