LA PIAZZA DEL VENTO

“Piazza del Vento” is a collective multisensory installation, where to celebrate the rite of urbanity of Genoa on the sea.

Strongly wanted by Ucina Confindustria Nautica with the support of Spim, the work represents the legacy of the International Boat Show to the city: designed for a temporary event, it has become a permanent public artwork, thus sanctioning the indissoluble link between the Boat Show and the City of Genoa.

We imagined a “field” of 57 masts in red maple wood and white steel, 12 meters tall and bound together with textile stay-cables with dacron jibs inferred on. On the top of each mast a multiplicity of windex is placed, sewing coloured spinnaker’s fabric highlighting the direction and the intensity of the wind. Among the masts, some double seat swings are placed, where to sit as couple in the shade of the sails while looking toward the sea.

By collaborating with the musician Roberto Pugliese, Enter Studio and Matteo Orlandi have created the sound scape “Melodies Mediterranee” activated by the action of the wind: a system of brass rods of different length, arranged according to a precise spatial scheme among the masts, reflects the sounds of the mare nostrum with chords from a Mediterranean musical scale “played” by the wind.

As a result of the cooperation between OBR and Artkademy, the Piazza del Vento also sees the involvement of the poet and street artist Ivan Tresoldi, who has executed the performance “A.mare” with the visitors of the event creating the anamorphosis: “Who throws seeds in the wind will make the sky flourish”.

OBR design team:
Paolo Brescia
Tommaso Principi
Andrea Casetto
Edoardo Allievi
Paola Berlanda
Gabriele Boretti
Francesco Cascella
Riccardo De Vincenzo
Paride Falcetti
Chiara Gibertini
Alessio Granata
Ipsita Mahajan
Martina Mongiardino
Design manager:
Edoardo Allievi
Project team:
RINA Consulting - Andrea Del Grosso
Paolo Basso
Alaeddine Fatnassi
Valter Scelsi
Client:
I Saloni Nautici S.r.l.
Ucina Confindustria Nautica:
Presidente Carla De Maria
Direttore Generale Marina Stella
Direttore Commerciale Alessandro Campagna
Direttore Tecnico Maurizio Grosso
Direttore Ufficio Studi Stefano Pagani Isnardi
Working group:
Carlo Croce
Marine Partners
Max Procopio
Nemo Monti
Spim
Stefano Franciolini
“Melodie Mediterranee” installation:
Enter Studio
Margherita Del Grosso
Massimiliano Dalle Sasse
Alessio Poggi
Andrea Silvestri
Matteo Orlandi Architettura
Matteo Orlandi
Caterina Galli
Martina Guasco
Martina Tortello
Gianluca Sobrero
Sound scape:
Roberto Pugliese
“A.mare” installation:
Ivan Tresoldi
Artkademy - Giulia Buonarrivo
Maurizio De Palma
Donator:
Capoferri Serramenti
Partner:
Boris Production
Fuselli
Gottifredi Maffioli
Harken
Ivela
Mure a Dritta
North Sails
One Sails
Quantum Sails
Contractors:
Aster
Giplanet
Rina Services
Rs Service
Vernazza Autogru
With the participation of:
Students of Facoltà di Architettura - Università degli Studi di Genova Caterina Galli
Martina Guasco
Gianluca Sobrero
Martina Tortello
Press Office:
Image Media Agency
Photography:
Studio Borlenghi
Carola Merello
Location:
Fiera di Genova
Dimensions:
site area 500 sqm
Chronology:
September 2017 Completion
August 2017 Technical design
July 2017 Concept design
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Open Building Research
Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi
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