AROUND is a nomad infrastructure. The installation has a central plan layout that allow to use the structure in all directions. It takes its starting point from the Cassa armoniche (sound boxes), those structures have appeared in European public spaces between the nineteenth and twentieth century and they were mainly dedicated to hosting musical events. The modular structure with the lighting system is inspired by another Italian tradition and excellence: the Luminarie (lighting installations), decorative elements used mainly in moments of public celebration. The imagery of these two “tools for public celebration” guided us in the design of a 360 ° usable structure, expandable, easy to assemble and with a great visual impact. Therefore, AROUND is not just a simple stage for events, but a space that can be used during the day as a public equipment. The luminous top makes it a landmark in the evening hours and a habitable monument during the day.
june - september 2018
Arezzo, Pescara, Bologna, Palermo, Genova
Ownidea studio, A&A 2009