INTERNATIONAL 2 STAGE IDEAS COMPETITION
the park is the beating heart of cascina merlata masterplan. the concept confirms eastwards and westwards crossings and paths, extending and connecting them to the buildings, to create continuity of urban and natural landscapes. threshold and continuity are the masterplan topics.
morphology and typology are intertwined in determining homogenous and adaptable territorial architectural and perceptive buliding system. crossing the masterplan northwards and soutwards the line type is interrupted, extruded or intruded in different height levels, which turn the planimetric shape of the building in a juxtaposition of side by side and diversified bodies, as if the line type would become a series of towers of different heights. So the block type is reinterpreted through the assembly of 4 corner units of different heights that guarantee double or triple facing for every dwelling and the possibility to configure the stairwell as a public space of transition and orientation in the landscape.
the dwellings with their plan and elevation development constitue new corrugated urban squares related to the ground level which transform the internal space into a series of "urban rooms" with openings and closings.
Tags: MASTERPLAN LANDSCAPE