The aim of the competition was to propose new structures and facilities for tourism and recreation on the Sardinian coast. Our proposal was created for the Liscia beach, located on the north part of the island between the town of Santa Teresa di Gallura and Palau.
The project's context in the protected natural area of the river of Liscia, posed inherent challenges, creating the need to confront and resolve the environmental limits of the area through an energetically self-sufficient structure harmoniously integrated in the existing landscape. To reach this ambitious aim the project branches three different scales: 1. Master plan: the area is divided in functional zones according to various users (pedestrians, bicycles, cars) in order to reduce the visual impact of the new structures within the natural landscape, 2. Building: the design principle responds to the need for maximum flexibility and simplicity in the assembly process, 3. Module: the elements proposed guarantee maximum resistance to the coastal aggressive climate by making use of traditional local construction materials on its contemporary design.
The project won the first prize in the “Coastal architecture project for seaside facilities” organized by the Regione Autonoma della Sardegna in the 2010. A 1:1 scale fully active module was built to test its potential and effectiveness and was exposed at the "Rimini International Exhibition of Outdoor SUN 2011".
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Palau, IT
My Role: Architecture