A CONTEMPORARY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ARCHITECTURAL CULTURE IN BOLOGNA

THE CRACK

According to the observations and analyses done in Bologna, it can be said that there is a virtual line or a plane cutting the city into two parts in the vertical axis. It sometimes shows itself with the change of texture on the façades of some major buildings or sometimes with the change in the characteristics of the space. In fact this line separates the public and the private, static and the kinetic, and the active and the passive. In the project, as being an extension to the University of Bologna, it is aimed to expand the “Bologna Line” to create a more integrated and fluid space for all functions to interact. In other words a crack is generated in the Bologna line and this giant crack swallows all the program functions to offer a different spatial experience to the students and the people of Bologna. The physical interpretation of this concept is achieved by two shells emerging from the topography to be a part of Bologna landscape not a foreign touch to the city.