The image of the face of the Saint of Assisi "emerges" from the pavement of one of the main squares of the city thanks to the installation of town planners and landscape designers Dutch West8Festarch's Lab, Terni.
Among the many events scheduled between May 26 and June 1 under the Festarch.lab, the festival of architecture born out of the encounter between the magazine Abitare and GATR-young architects of Terni, stands out for originality the small "miracle" which will be responsible for international study West8 of urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987 by Adriaan Geuze.
The appointment is set for Friday, may 27, in piazza San Francesco, one of the main sights of the city centre of Terni, divided in half between the severe Romanesque church named after the patron saint of Italy and the nightlife that the finals fills up the aperitif time late into the night.
Thanks to the creativity of Dutch landscapists West8 , currently on display at the Maxxi-Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome with Woods suspended textile The Stolen Paradise, the square will change literally face and it will make an installation scenario imaginative and visionary.
The cobblestone paving will be removed to create a negative impression that reproduces the image of St. Francis, both visible from passers-by who from above.
After the festival, the flooring will be cleaned and restored in original locations, so that the installation still remains visible for a few months until it disappears again.
The operation is made possible thanks to the Construction of Confindustria School in Terni and in collaboration with the Italian Embassy of Netherlands.
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