A new path for the city of San Benedetto del Tronto (AP)


Today, the city presents a fragmented, broken reality, incomplete for its very reason for being. Discontinuous as a form, from this you can see how the landscape provides a method closely related to the context to follow as if it suggested a mechanism of a favorite composition: that of “collage”, as a series of parts that at first glance may seem Distinct but that together joined by paths lead to a unique ideal situation. The MAC aims to find a continuity with the city not in form but in sensation, it becomes a path that connects the city between life and death to return to life, dividing the river bed of the Albula in five macro areas redeveloping a disused area going to generate an emotional connection that goes from the city center to the sea. The path mentioned above is created from a view of a sailor’s life, dividing these four zones into same sensations.

Looking for an architecture that embraces the search for an object in close contact with nature, creating for each area a volume or a volume that can symbolize the parts of a shipwreck’s life, such as the tower for the navigation that symbolically wants to represent the view of the sea that one has while traveling. Looking for an extreme and widely contaminated human contact between the green and the pre-existing water in the project area that embraces the various volumes. The MAC does not aim to change a part of the city but its real goal is to sensibilize the visitor on the theme of the fallen on the sea and claims to become a new meeting point for citizens and exchange for people of all age.


What prompted the project?

The project stems from an emotional aspect, being in my native city, and was driven by a desire to restore dignity to the place that presents a central reality in the citizens’ structure but that cannot be lived daily, going to create within the path both of the liveable parts in the daily life of the citizen and the tourist and of the provocations aimed at making people aware of the situation of total abandonment that the area presents.

What questions does the project raise, what does it answer?

The project poses some very specific questions that want to change the current situation in the area, trying to insinuate doubts in the citizen, because this area, too long left to itself, can regenerate itself becoming a meeting point for the community of San Benedetto del Tronto through spaces of aggregations and small volumes.

What is your take on the medium is the message?

Communication is fundamental for the message we want to send, for example, by using this somewhat “utopian” graphic, I wanted to create a true parallel vision of the place, as people probably never saw it, touching on a fundamental theme like that of those killed in the sea.

How was collage the ideal tool through which to explore and communicate the project?

As mentioned earlier the collage was fundamental to create a parallel vision of the place, how to provoke the people who should take care to restore dignity to a place abandoned for too many years, for example through the pieces of paintings of Rousseau I wanted to send the message that the green must return present in a totally arid area.

What role do the silhouettes play?

The silhouettes were used both to make the images pleasant and to launch the message of the new city that takes shape by creating the images as true and proper renderings

What defined the choice of these characters?

The characters are defined by the influences that have marked my university career, starting from the first tests on photoshop up to the images of higher complexity like these, surely a thanks for the abilities added goes to the boys of stomp.

What are your hopes for the project through time?

The hope is not that of the realization, but simply that of sensitizing people both on a delicate subject such as that of fallen at sea and on that of urban regeneration

What is for you the architect’s most important tool?

The most important tool for an architect is the thought of how people can experience spaces, trying to create a continuous urban and extra-urban aggregation