The masterplan

Formal and functional considerations

The design of the square is generated by the relationships and alignments of the buildings that impose upon it: the grid formed by the interaction of these urban forms becomes the pattern upon which the architectural elements are grafted. The rigidity of this scheme thus embraces the force of the theater: the latter "bending and deforming it" creates a small amphitheater that, with a gentle set of steps, becomes a connecting point between the two urban areas.

The traffic system has undergone few changes: the remaining part of the square is resolved by working on Largo Raffaele Mattioli, turning it into a green area connected to a tree-lined avenue, thus preventing "wild parking" while at the same time allowing the controlled passage of vehicles with special permits.