A space obtained by "digging" a portion of water and creating a square open to unpredictable and heterogeneous uses and behaviors.
international competition: 2nd place - 2001
Show that the city does not stop at the coast, but continues in the water.
By creating a pit in the port marine mirror, the submerged identity of the extended city is revealed: the floor of the excavated space is the place where the underwater world becomes accessible to the public. This project enriches Genoa with a form of architecture not defined by addition operations but, on the contrary, provides proof that a well-designed subtraction process is potentially a much more effective form of intervention.