Daniel Arena

Daniel Arena

Bridgeport, CT, US


Piazza Di Cestello

Located Florence Italy, this project was realized during my semester abroad at Palazzo Rucellai.  Our course long studio project was the creation of a Piazza, coupled with a housing development and civic space in what was at that time a derelict unused site near a church.  For the Piazza, a gesture was created to draw people through the space and then down towards the Arno River.  Large greenspaces, sustainable bookshelves, and even a small wind turbine were all incorporated.  For the housing, I focused on a modular, sustainable development -  while paying homage to the monasteries of old that were so prominent in the city’s past.  

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Status: School Project
Location: Florence, Italy
My Role: Designer