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IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS PROJECT

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WILLIAM TURNER
ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT

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WILLIAM MILLER
ISOLA BELLA LAGO MAGGIORE

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ARNOLD BOCKLIN
ISLE OF DEATH

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MAX ERNEST
THE GARDEN OF FRANCE

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URBAN ISLANDS

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ISOLA TIBERINA
ITALY

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URBAN ISLANDS

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ISOLA TIBERINA
ROMA - ITALY

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URBAN ISLANDS - COMPARATION

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ISOLA TIBERINA
ITALY

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URBAN ISLANDS

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ILE DE LA CITE
PARIS - FRANCE

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URBAN ISLANDS

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ILE DE LA CITE
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ILE DE LA CITE
PARIS - FRANCE

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IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS PROJECT - BUILDING BRIDGES

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PONTE VECCHIO
FLORENCE - ITALY

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PONTE RIALTO
VENICE - ITALY

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EXISTING

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KEY ELEMENTS

Osumi island

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KEY ELEMENTS

Gorica Bridge crossing The river Osumi, flowing through Berat, with the hill of the citadel

The river banks

on the left

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KEY ELEMENTS

The entrance of the citadel of Berat, with the 13th-century Byzantine church of the Holy

“Town of a Thousand Windows”, due to the many large windows of the old decorated

Trinity

typical houses overlooking the town

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HISTORICAL ANALYSIS

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HISTORICAL ANALYSIS

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EXISTING ROAD AND PARKS ANALYSIS

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EXISTING

Existing Plan

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Section 1

Section 2

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PROJECT STRATEGY

New connection between the two banks of the river, from the city to the rocky mountain, crossing the island.

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PROJECT STRATEGY

Loop modeling shape

New point of view

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PROJECT STRATEGY

New island river banks

Remodel the existing river bank

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PROJECT MASTERPLAN

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PROJECT GOAL

The shape of the new bridge is articulated to create a curvilinear pedestrian walkway (500 m long), starting
from the level of the city waterfront at + 57.00 m , reaching the top level at 73.25 m (16.25 m slope) and
descending to + 57,3 m on the other side.

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PROJECT GOAL

The bridge creates a loop, as a fluid element, that hosts an open theater facing the old town and laying on

The new open air theater, as a polyvalent space inside the park, becomes a new window to Berat, the one

the island, descending to + 52.8 m.

thousand windows city.

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roof garden + 16.00

third floor + 12.00

BUILDING FUNCTIONAL PROGRAM

second floor + 8.00
vertical connections

first floor + 4.00

ground floor + 0.00

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BUILDING FUNCTIONAL PROGRAM

+ 0.00 spa, park & theater services island park & theater

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BUILDING FUNCTIONAL PROGRAM

+ 4.00 parking & driveway access

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+ 8.00 hotel

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BUILDING FUNCTIONAL PROGRAM

+ 12.00 panoramic restaurant

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BUILDING FUNCTIONAL PROGRAM

+ 16.25 connection to the park walkway & garden

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Section 1

Section 2

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View behind the building looking at the archways

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View of the open air theatre

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reference: concrete grid for bank reinforcing

FLOODING RISK PREVENTION STRATEGY

reference: bank reinforcing structure

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FLOODING RISK PREVENTION STRATEGY

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Maximum Water Level - WET SEASON: +56.00 m

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Intermediate Water Level

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Minimum Water Level - DRY SEASON: +51.00 m

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FLOODING RISK PREVENTION STRATEGY

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Maximum Water Level
WET SEASON: +56.00 m
Minimum Water Level
DRY SEASON: +51.00 m

Section 3

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River bank detail

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CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS

Arches

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CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS

Slabs

Roof and pillars

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GARDEN ROOF
The roof is a pedestrian walkway planted with trees, shrubs and
grass and organized with benches.
The roof garden is completely covered with vegetation planted on
high fertility soil, to ensure the durability of plants. The structural slab
is made by prefabricated concrete elements.

roof garden details

roof garden top view

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INTERIOR SPACES

view from the ground floor

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INTERIOR SPACES

view of the vertical connections

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INTERIOR SPACES

view of the driveway throught the parking area

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INTERIOR SPACES

view in the hotel room

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