A CONTEMPORARY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ARCHITECTURAL CULTURE IN BOLOGNA

THE BRIDGE

In the city of Bologna, there is the historical center with huge background of old churches, piazzas, towers and so on and there is Bolognina neighbourhood which will become the contemporary and new face of the city of Bologna in 5-10 years. Our site is located just on the border of these two parts of the city.The border actually exists because of the sharp cut between the two by the train lines. So this situation creates a sort of clash between the historic and the contemporary, the old and the new, the past and the future. This clash is the starting and inspiring point of the project “The Bridge”. Main aim of the project is to create this connection by starting next to the existing Giacomo Matteotti Bridge. It begins with a sunken garden, grows with the green and rises until a certain point. At the end it sits to the ground with its exhibition hall and auditorium.