TETRAKTIS COMPETITION: “THE CITIZENS’ CITY”



Site: 
San Giovanni Teatino, Italy
Cliente: 
Tetraktis-Istituto di Cultura Urbana
Anno: 
2004
  • Project: Competition for the Renovation of the Civic Centre and New City Hall
  • Team: Letizia Magherini Silvia Tagliagambe

The main concept proposed by GPA for this competition is described in its motto: The Citizens’ City. The new space created in the historical centre became the space of the relationships, the meeting and the solidarity. The old church became a library, a place for culture. The other cultural association and the Town Hall placed in the buildings that surround the square become a “meeting point” for children and elderly, connecting the square to the rest of the city centre. The square becomes an icon for the City, identified by fountains and gardens, where cars and pedestrians share the space in harmony. The existing church has been refurbished and become one of the main points of aggregation.