The International Competition 2013
The building that currently covers the entire area of Roman mosaic is a foreign element against the homogeneity of the existing pavement. The demolition of the current dull volume and integration of a new museum space are intended to preserve the unity of the entire urban area. We define three stratigraphic units that separate and highlight the new integration. The Museum route develops around the perimeter wall of the Roman mosaic by generating different urban situations. On the South side towards the Piazza San Vitale, the pavement becomes an urban bench that marks the original entrance to the site. On the West side, the same paving stone splits into an inward-opening porch. A small bridge joins the North and East sides of the perimeter walkway with a pedestrian area beside the existing residences. The walkway around the Roman walls in turn rises to become the central roof that protects the mosaic. This solution increases the visibility of the different areas of the site and maximizes the entire volumetric image.
design : Marzio Clementi © ®