VIA GIULIA, 2009
During Mussolini’s leadership, this prominent site facing the Tiber River was cleared for a project that never arrived. Our studio team proposed an International Students’ Campus to fill the gap along the Via Giulia, a Baroque thoroughfare leading straight to the Vatican. Our proposal built upon the medieval foundations existing on site, with the challenge of adapting our program to a predetermined structural layout.
Individually, I designed the northwestern block. It contains ground-level shops, student functions, and a variety of student apartment types. The façade’s proportions and ornament are derived from the Roman Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, Lebanon. A poetic nod to student life.
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