Renovation of Piazza San Michele
The urban space of Piazza San Michele was reorganized along a series of axes identified during the study of the square’s principal geometric and spatial components.
The urban space of Piazza San Michele was reorganized along a series of axes identified during the study of the square’s principal geometric and spatial components: the original street, Via Abruzzi, that intersected the square until the 1970s; the central axis of the Madonna della Medaglia Miracolosa church; the square’s “interior” space defined by the primary and secondary vegetation, especially the pine tree canopy. The main axes are visible in the paving pattern and intersect the oval that originates parallel to Via Abruzzi and terminates in front of the church, emphasizing the form of the pine canopy. This intersection defines the main accesses to the square which, in turn, define the green areas on the square’s edge. The oval terminates in front of the church with two slightly curved walls that redefine the relationship between the church sacristy on the upper level with the public space of the square. The result is a highly characterized design that confers unity upon the various existing and new urban elements.