PIAZZA DELL' IMMAGINARIO
Design and realization of piazza 5 Marzo 2015, within the framework of Piazza dell'Immaginario project.
The creation of Piazza dell’Immaginario is a simple action of profound impact in a neighborhood where the lack of public space constitutes an obvious problem. Warehouses, supermarkets, homes, Chinese restaurants and shops, which make up the densely built Macrolotto 0, are interrupted for a few meters in order to leave space for a surface to rethink and redevelop.
Previously used as a supermarket parking lot, now Piazza dell’Immaginario becomes a space open to all citizens and their possible initiatives.
The new paving is designed and conceptualized as a mosaic, able to embellish the space and at the same time redefine it. This drawing is realized using exclusively the materials used in ordinary road maintenance. The alternation of triangles and crosses is in fact laid on the ground with the same paints and templates used for the marking of roads. Contrary to the traffic signs univocal meaning, the signs on the ground of Piazza dell’Immaginario want to suggest a multitude of uses and interpretations, promote play and affect the perception of the place.
The inauguration of the square on June 26th concludes the first phase towards its completion. The steps that will follow include the installation of urban furniture and vegetation as well as an integrated participation towards the definition of additional uses and conformations which could be assumed over time.