Our proposal consists of a coherent spatial and architectural strategy that enables the development to be built in stages. This strategy resides in the layering of the entire length of the given site into five parallel strips of intervention, which we have designated as Land, Linear Forest, Boulevard, Beach, and Sea.
These consist of two distinct sets: two Outer Strips, which are part of the existing context, and three fabricated new Inner Strips, which are posited as the core of the concept.
The inner strips trace a precise line that defines the position of all subsequent interventions, and they are the Pineta, a linear “Potemkin” forest that separates the city from the beach and contains both existing structures and new potential program; a pedestrian boulevard that connects and makes the entire coast easily accessible; a sequence of piers that extend the bathing area and contain leisure facilities
The strategy of the strips exemplifies our approach to the crucial issue of landscape. We view landscape less as an obsessive manicure of flowers and plant species, and more as the archetypical gesture of tracing lines and boundaries that define the form of a place. The image proposed is thus manifested not through traditional architectural features such as buildings, but through the simple lines that separate the built from the non-built, the inside from the outside, nature from the artificial.
Pier Vittorio and Martino Tattara, with Luciano Aletta, Hubert Holewik
In collaboration with Elia Zenghelis