ULH. URBAN LAKE HOUSING

The urban refurfishment of Largo San Giorgio in Pordenone, Italy follows the main topic of returning the citizens of Pondenone again a part of the town which was inaccessible due to the different levels of the streets and to the fact that it had been private for many years.
Cities: PORDENONE
Countries: ITALY
Categories: HOUSING
Designer: C+S ASSOCIATI
Date: 2011
A path sews together the lake, the park and the square of San Giorgio church designing a public open space where the new housing and the church servces face.  
The buildings grow with the levels of the paths surrounding the lake designing a new urban connection whcih specifically changes material: Prun stone on the square, larch wood on the bridges crossing the lake and ochre concrete on the paths of the park. 
The path following the lake leaves the earth and jumps in the water with a metal structure suspended on sloping metal pillars.  
The lake itself is the main character of the architectural design as the background of the new urban scenography, as the new liquid soil where to walk over and as an energetic resource for the buildings.

Photo credits: C+S Associati
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