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Torino

2008

Info Point XXIII UIA

F.Gallo



 

The concept of the project interprets the theme of transmitting architecture through the idea of a small building which also represents an excerpt of city. Public space is incorporated between the different parts of the programme, (info, radio, press, wc...) which act as objects with specific properties individually, while co-operating in order to define the info point. This small "piece of city" works at the same time towards outside and inside, letting the surrounding paving flow into the pavilion. The core of the open air space is marked by a pergola made of scaffolding tubes, which becomes the unifying element, by holding white fabric bandsfor shading and for communicating through rear projections.

The small building's doors / panels open throughout the day partially "closing" the space inside and leaving a single entrance for the public; at night or during closing time the buildings become independent, letting people pass through or stop by, to seat and enjoy a new social connecting point.
The materials are those used on building sites, suggesting the idea of architecture as a work in progress, and fostering the interest in the making of architecture rather than in finished, polished image.