The existing circular silo structure emerging form a pond triggers the idea of a water garden inhabited by aquatic plants. Circular as lotus leaves, four volumes are stacked up within the silo; circular isles and green areas define the external spaces.
As in a natural pond where reeds emerge form the shallow water, the emerging volumes are shaded with an uneven screen of bamboo trunks. The iconic existing silo structure is respected and left stand alone, its main inner space acting as a common public square.
The new volumes and the two existing brick buildings accommodate the spaces for an ideas factory, an unconventional place where people can work and create, share their ideas and meditate.
Inspired by nature and led by design, the new si.lotus garden factory poetically inhabits the place.
+ About pelizziarchitettura
pelizziarchitettura is established in Parma in 2008. Through an experimental and theoretical approach, its activity ranges from urban masterplanning to small scale architecture, moving from concept design to construction. pelizziarchitettura has been awarded and shortlisted in different national and international architectural competitions, among others the project of a Library Extension in Campobasso, a Science and Technology Park in Parma, a Housing Scheme for the Mediterranean Countries in Leverano (Lecce), a Mountain Resort in Corniglio (Parma), the Porta Nuova Urban Planning in Marsala (Trapani), the Trachite Urban Furniture design.
gianluca pelizzi degree with honours in architecture at the polytechnic university of milan, master degree in architectural design at the bartlett school, university college of london. registered both in italy and united kingdom (arb). professional experience. after many years of collaboration with international offices in the united kingdom and italy such as massimiliano fuksas, tp bennett, stipa architettura, in 2008 opens in parma pelizziarchitettura