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rome poetry hall

status: competition entry

location: Rome, ITA

year: 2016

I do not believe architecture has to speak too much. It should remain silent and let nature in the guise of sunlight and wind.

                                                                                                                                                                                   Tadao Ando

In centuries, Rome has been the greatest source of inspiration for centuries past. It is, and always has been, where we can find antiquity anywhere we look - not only in the ancient architecture itself, but also in other architectural styles featuring antique elements. To design a new building right in

the centre of Rome is an extremely sensitive and such is the case of Piazza Galeno. It is a place, where a traffic junction meets a silhouettes of Roman town houses - a place with potential that currently goes unnoticed.

My design hence seeks to extend the public space as much as possible and thus make full use of

the location. I therefore decided to create some kind of siblings in construction - two brothers, Romulus and Remus,  twins that could not exist one without the other.

One side of the tramway line hides a small square with a cafe within a curved arcade, while the other side features an amphitheatre with varied width of steps for multi-functional use. Both sides shall be covered by oval beamed ceiling, creating a kind of interior in the exterior - a place for your daily life but also for the special occasions.

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