Piazza Gramsci

Conversion of the square outside the Church of Sant’ Ambrogio in the old town of Cinisello Balsamo, new project for the Piazza Gramsci is designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture in 1999. The project is completed in 2004.

before the project:

after the project:

The redevelopment of the square have been done with objectives of simplicity, economy and flexibility. The grey concrete and the white stone definite spaces.

The place is now pedestrian and the car access limited. The church’ parvis of Saint Ambrosius have been connected to the rest of the public space and at the opposite of the square, a green island of “maritime pines” and “downy oak” creates a shaded area in summer.

text&images: http://www.perraultarchitecte.com, http://www.publicspace.org

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