UAPA | urban archeological park. aosta
NATIONAL 2 STAGE IDEAS COMPETITION
the aosta’s roman walls renewal and renovation is thought as a new urban layer, which identifies a new real archaeological park. a system made up of many elements that can be repeated, as simple and light as possible, both from a static and aesthetic point of view. the project aims to create a frame, a new traveling path in relation to the roman ruins, within which bring out new minimal architectural links able to enhance a dialogue with the history.
the new volume of the staircase looks at the ruins from above, inserting them, more easily, in the urban structure of aosta and at the same time, identifies a dual perceptive experience between new and old, interior and exterior, empty and full, open and closed. the sloping ramps connect the level of the external city with the level of the ruins on the ground urban level and configure a cantilevered balcony, facing the ruins from above.
the roman theatre is imagined as a background and scene of the new space for events, as a stratification of the city, in which the historical memory becomes present through a contemporary reading of the potentiality of the place. leaning against the wall, a new mobile and retractable staircase for public sessions can open at the time of the events and close during the visiting time of the archaeological park, to constitute a sequence of cultural and exhibition panels on the history of the roman walls.