Competition for the requalification of the Piazza Leoni in Torrechiara. Office X proposal

Rendering. Office X proposal for the Piazza Leoni in Torrechiara. Image courtesy of Office X
24/04/2018
Competition for the requalification of the Piazza Leoni in Torrechiara. Office X proposal
[Torrechiara, Parma] Italy
metalocus, VANESA DEL OLMO
Rendering. Office X proposal for the Piazza Leoni in Torrechiara. Image courtesy of Office X
The municipal administration of Langhirano proposes the competition of remodeling and consequent urban improvement of the Piazza Leoni, in a province of Parma.
Office X proposes the design for the requalification competition of the Piazza Leoni (Leoni square) in the town of Torrechiara, Parma, a first step for a broader action to improve the territory surrounding the urban settlement of Torrechiara in its various landscape, environmental and historical-cultural components.
 

Description of project by Office X

Leoni square (”Piazza Leoni”), located in the village of Torrechiara, fit into an extremely valuable cultural and natural landscape.

Key point of the village is the Torrechiara castle, which belongs to Parma and Piacenza duchy´s castles and fortresses system. Specifically, the castle welcomes the way to the Torrechiara urban compartment and its square. 

Torrechiara´s square peculiar role in the landscape, represented by the Parma stream valley, is to create deep and important conn...read more

Architects
Office x – Sara Maduro, Raffaele Sarubbo
Owner
Langhirano Municipality
Date
March 2018
Location
Torrechiara [Parma, Italy]
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Sara Maduro - Raffaele Sarubbo

Office X is an architecture firm founded in 2016 by Sara Maduro and Raffaele Sarubbo, based in Lisbon and Rome.

The design practice of Office X varies depending on the project addressed. Considering each case as unique, the project takes as its starting point the analysis of the boundary conditions: economic, dimensional, formal, historical, urban, orographic, landscape. In an indepe...read more