The shaded door
Concorso per la progettazione di Piazza Manno, Oristano
Location Oristano, Italy
Description The tender requirements prompted a reflection on the relationship between archaeology and the living city.
The project seeks to restore the square's function as the city gate (Port'a Mari) not so much in an archaeological sense but more but rather in a contemporary way where accessing the space is intended as a moment of passing
of waiting, of filtering, of exchange and of knowledge.
A large curtain, meant to inspire pause and reflection, provides shade and protection, structures the space and enhances the historical views.
To complete this intentionally ephemeral 'sky', the design and materials of the cast-like 'ground', provide a stylised translation of the archaeological body below, establishing a solid link with the past.
Client Comune di Oristano
Program Urban square, floring, public access
Assignment Preliminary design
Designers Carlotta Montefoschi - Niccolò Cau - Marco Pietrolucci - Spartaco Paris
Collaborators Matteo Giammusso - Antonio Landa - Carlo Vannini