A system of urban conventual gardens is a spatial organization intermediate between natural and artificial, organized on the rarefied constuct of a network of paths. Sacripanti’s modern intervention cut the terrain longitudinally and lifted one margin, as to open a tectonic cleavage. Softly hanging accross the area, its concrete edge is suspended in a a surreal context. A slab and a block clamp at the two ends of the clevage between the San Domenico museum complex pinth and the lower garden. The slab building is meant to frame the church’s facade transversally. The squared block, located accross the fracture, recomposes the two levels within the longitudinal perspective of its court. Commercial and residential footages are conceived to completely fund the regeneration, including a new underground parking lot for about 500 cars.
competition: EU, 2003
bid: Comune di Forlì
floor area: 15.000 sqm
floor area: buildings 8.640 sqm, parking 19.600 sqm
design: Roberto Pasini, Davide Canali, Andrea Ranieri
with: Sally Rigg / consultants: Vincenzo Collina, Stefano Valentini