Una e tre cose / DEGLI ESPOSTI ARCHITETTI S.R.L / Italy, Milan
The basic idea, concept of the project:
Suspended pavilion over the field of the ex-stadium, whose roof is at the same time level of the park (around +100), so that the building can be read as landscape or object, and neither one reading or the other are pre-eminent.
The lower level of the pavilion (+92,15) is available for temporary ehxibitions, festivals, fairs, events. This double-height room can be occasionally connected to the outdoor piazza close to the Church of the Saviour, through removable glass facades. The upper level (+95,75) is dedicated to the permanent exhibition. Additional commercial volumes and a car parking can be built on the South-East side of the pavilion, being underground with reference to the +100 level. These extra-volume’s cost is not included in the available budget and might be covered by backers potentially interested in the operation. The landscape relevance of our proposal might be further enhanced, affecting the whole peninsula, via an en-plein-air ramp from the level of the outdoor piazza to the level of the embankment close to the Volga Tower.
Technical features of the object:
The pavilion is set up both as an above ground building and an underground one. The walls and slabs against the ground are in water-proof concrete. The suspended volume of the permanent exhibition is realized in steel structure, to obtain the requested span to have a free-plan underneath.
The partitions towards outdoor spaces are curtain walls, glass or opaque at indoor spaces’ convenience. The roof is a flat water-proof metallic-sandwich slab. Heating and air-conditioning implants are placed in the underground side volumes, such as toilets and vertical circulations. Emergency exits are in number and placements suitable for the designed rooms.
Our proposal is an attempt to investigate the current state of the relationship between the architectural object and the landscape, in a specific site of extraordinary power and beauty due to geographical, heritage and urban conditions.