Designed as an entry into the Art Urbain European Design Competition, the Urban Frames project was tasked with identifying a neglected space in an urban context and designing a minimalist intervention aimed at reviving the space. The mission of the competition was three-fold: present an improved architecture quality, exhibit a plan for improved quality of urban life, and showcase a respect for the environments both urban and natural.
A multifunctional axial intervention will enhance, but not restructure the quality of the existing urban environment. The site is an unorganized, traffic ridden cluster lacking a unified identity. A lack of landscape features and cohesive architectural design make the project site an uninspired void in the otherwise vibrant Renaissance Quarter of Rome.
New architectural components and landscape features respond to the exisiting conditions of the site, creating a pedestrian route that visually guides visitors through the space. A series of interactive frames define a path between the Corso Emanuele and the Tiber, providing the site with a unique identity that enriches the communal experience and environmental conditions.