A CONTEMPORARY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ARCHITECTURAL CULTURE IN BOLOGNA

INSIDE BOLOGNA // OUTSIDE BOLOGNINA

Bologna is a city which stands out both with its deep-rooted history in terms of political stance, education, prosperity and the historical center reflecting it through its architectural elements like porticoes, towers, churches, piazzas and with the changes to become international and contemporary outside the center. Our site, the Bolognina neighborhood, is located right at this transition zone; connected to the center through a bridge and is predicted to be surrounded by contemporary buildings. This co-existence is the starting point of the project. My aim is to link the old and the new in such a way that it embraces both historical characteristics with long porticoes, courtyards, materials and the tower as the undeniable landmark of the city and the future; contemporary Bolognina. Starting from where the bridge ends through a diagonal axis, the citizens and the tourists shall experience “the new” from outside, representing the neighborhood and “the old” representing the historical center inside.