Set in the historic centre of Lugo (Ravenna), Edilpiù www.edilpiu.eu – the Italian market leader in the sector of high quality doors and windows – inaugurated “LuOgo – Building the common space”, on 23 June 2022 in its home city.
Conceived in synergy with the Orizzontale collective, which has made architecture as a practice of inclusion its distinctive feature, the project, resulting from a self-construction workshop, will animate the garden at the foot of the Rocca Estense, the bastion fortress icon of the city, throughout the summer season.
In nomadic architecture, the circle is the most immediate form through which a place is identified, as both a founding act and an ephemeral gesture. In this spirit, LuOgo temporarily inhabits, with its circular parterre, the lawn of Piazza dei Martiri, constituting a new centrality.
LuOgo is a multifaceted space, an intimate yet public area, a permeable enclosure, an open-air room, a thin membrane that embraces a portion of public space, giving it new functions.
The creation process, which lasted less than a week (18-24 June), took the form of a workshop open to inhabitants, students and young professionals, for a total of 15 participants. Simple and functional modules, which make the construction site accessible to all, have been combined to define a unitary but heterogeneous architecture, where different uses can coexist. Enriched with terraces, swings, slides and deckchairs, the wooden perimeter structure is equipped with LED lighting and screened by shading sheets and metal nets covered by climbing plants, to constitute a rhythm in the visual score and an impalpable protection filter between the interior and external.
The great flexibility of the modular system allows infinite configurations, leaving room for unexpected outcomes that arise from the interaction between people.