The Centro per Belle Arti is located at the southern end of Mussolini’s Foro Italico in northern Rome, an area where modernism has found a home. Here, artists attend six month fellowships,
immersing themselves in Roman culture as inspiration for their art. The Center is composed of three buildings, separating work, study, & living spaces through the placement of gardens & plazas as spatial transitions. The juxtaposition of the three buildings creates a colonaded interior street, flanked by retail & public galleries, funneling patrons to the tranquil rear garden. This transition from tight to open space simmulates the experience of walking through the medieval streets of Historic Rome, followed by the relief of arriving at an open plaza. A footbridge connects buildings A & B on the second level, a private access point between the dormitories & studio spaces.
Status: School Project
Location: Rome, Italy
My Role: Team design for an arts center in northern Rome.
Additional Credits: Audrey Barth & Carolina Paula