La Pietrosa, Palmi | 2009
Photographer: Johannes Muller
The aim of the project was to recover the abandoned and devastated structure of the Villa, former home to the famous Italian writer Leonida Rèpaci (1898-1986), and to transform it into a public centre with various cultural and commercial activities attractive for either local as transitory visitors to Palmi.
The project therefore pursued four main objectives:
- Memory / An archive of the collective memory.
There was a need of the local people to remember the activities that had been developed over the centuries following an itinerary which was inspired by recent cultural and anthropological findings.
- Present and Future / A place for young creativity.
The ground floor of the Villa was to function as an “incubator”. A place of confrontation for young creatives as well as for new forms of entrepreneur-ship which may arise.
- Present and Future / A place for expositions
The pavilion will be a completely new building made of steel, glass and wood, very transparent and wide open towards the surrounding park. It will be home to expositions and shows of the works created and matured in the “incubator” or from other places of the council of Palmi.
- Present and Future / The park – nature representing continuity.
The park will become a garden with a great variety of locally growing plants containing many species of the typical flora of the Mediterranean.