Biennale-Sessions_2018/6-8JUL: Piazza Carignano in blue

July 5th, 2018

Piazza Carignano In Blue

Irem Ceri, Adriana Pascale

Given the rigorous grid and bourgeois vibes in the Carignano Piazza, our design is meant to disrupt the austere organisation and redesign it in a modernist manner. Influenced by the works of Kazimir Malevich, a Russian Suprematist who believed that art should transcend subject matter and the truth of shape and colour should reign over the image, our proposal aims to bring dynamism to the piazza, due to the arrangement and orientation of the coloured marble tiles. The strategic
fragmentation of the pavement dictates a new rhythm, an unusual one for a
historic piazza, which invites people to use the space for more than just a
transitory corridor.
The two installations painted in an eye-catching International Klein Blue, like the central monument as well, bring a new set of activities into the piazza, for both children and adults. Inspired by old-school playgrounds, such as the ones created by Aldo van Eyck, but mostly by the work of SUPERFLEX, an artistic Danish trio, exhibited in Tate Modern in London, our seven-meter-high metal pipe installation blends with the created pavement and it is a combination of climbing areas and swings, meant to be used by the public.
The design proposal has the purpose of encouraging people to engage more with the piazza, to inspire them to stop and enjoy the beauty of it, by bringing a
colourful dash of youth to the place, whilst respecting its high historical value.

Top view model photo (1/50)

 

 

Close up model photo (1/50)

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