Piazza del VentoArt + Culture | 04 Dec 2017
THE MEDITERRANEAN IN SOLID GROUND
In Genoa’s waterfront, Italy, an ephemeral and sensorial installation arose. More precisely at the Piazza del Vento, this project was inspired by the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano and developed by OBR studio, which is led by Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi.
Conceived for the 57th edition of the Genoa’s International Boat Show, this installation is made by 57 red cedar and white steel masts, with textile shrouds. Between the masts there are a few seat swings, that enable one to enjoy the sea view.
An important characteristic of Piazza del Vento’s installation is that it has sound – developed by the architects Margherita Del Grosso and Matteo Orlandi, in collaboration with the musician Roberto Pugliese – produced by the wind’s action – one can hear the sound of the Mediterranean.
©Carola Merello ©Studio Borlenghi