Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Sensational Garden in Frosinone, Italy by Nabito Architects & Partners
May 26th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Nabito Architects & Partners
The neighbourhood of Corso Lazio, in the city Of Frosinone, Italy, finally could enjoy its first public space , expected to be ready 35 years ago.
Sensational Garden represents the starting point of a big master-plan to renew and integrate the public spaces and the services to the housing neighbourhood. This lack of public spaces generate an absolute degrade of the entire area, and the neighbourhood has become an unsustainable dormitory. For this reason the project for the sensational garden amplify the idea of a relational space filling the social void with an explosive, playfull, sensorial and interactive intimate room, like a personal living room in a public realm. The garden is constantly in tension between artificial and natural elements.
A garden in which users and citizens could find the joy of live, love and know each others again and make their selves comfortable with the entire neighbourhood renewing the social sustainability of this site of the city.
A continuous fight to obtain and respect citizen’s right to have his public garden has characterized the development of the building site. In this case We verify a very big paradox:
The commission was public, but the realization was forced by our private will “helping” city hall and department of public works to accomplish his duty: the good of the community.
Nabito Architects and Partners won in 2011 an unsustainable battle for the citizens rights started three years ago.
The Goal Of the project is to invite users to a path in which scene are always changing.
You will have the sensation to discover always different spaces but with the same kind of characteristics. The five human senses are the main theme of the space; the material and the vegetation will be related to them .The user will not have an entire look over the park, but he will do a series of different experiences. The variation of high and inclination, dimensional games is some of the ludic peculiarity of the Park.
We use the senses as a big metaphor. We use senses to relate ourselves with surroundings and other people.
Each area is a metaphor of one of the five human senses and you are constantly called to put yourself in relation with the space. The path is a discovery, and it was designed to leave the spaces be revealed to a visitor little by little, so to induce and encourage to continue the experience. Five Big Devices contain the essence and the poetry of the metaphor And a path is the link between them.
The smell is attracted by the support of the essences, the hearing from the game sound amplification, the view from the beautiful rose garden, and you can feel the materials of the central cone, the taste is stimulated by fruit trees in the largest support.
The balanced blend of natural essences (trees, shrubs and flowers) and the artificial elements (cement and resin) make the garden easy to maintain a at the same time durable and mutable during the time.
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