Project location: Calabre, Italy Client: Confidential Type: Bridge, Residential, Tower Size: 15 600m² Project Status: International competition 2010 First Price Design Team: OFF Architects
Phillipe Rizzotti Architecte
The bridges allow a limited impact on the landscape. The local culture of bergamotte demonstrates the region’s perfectly tempered weather (8°-30°C), and the volcanic area reveals a high energy potential. PROGRAM The climate and the site inspire vertical villages for the european snowbirds (housing, medical equipment, entertainment, shops) that are connected by walkways to the sea and highways to the cities. The system is autonomous regarding the main resources water and energy thanks to the rainwater and the geothermal power. CONCEPT This contemporary archeology (the bridge over the bridge) results in a process where urban falls meet the climbing nature.