Menzione Qualità

Edizione 2019

Ambito B

Soggetto Proponente
NEXUS! Associati: Gianfranco Giovanelli Ingegnere, Roberto Paoli Architetto, Francesco Pezzarossi Perito e Mario Giovanelli Pianificatore, Trentino, Italia

A tank with a simple and clean shape, a monolith that lies on one side, perfectly horizontal like the water it contains. A simple and unique element, different from the “shapes” of nature that are sinuous, irregular, never repetitive and dissimilar in every part. This artefact perfectly interacts with the landscape giving rise to a blending between environment and manufacture, expressing the desire to define a new “landscape” through architecture. The small water tank is cleverly arranged along the trail across the forest, giving passers-by a sense of measure and quiet that is well suited to the water that “rests”, protected, inside it. At the entrance, visitors can see a door and a fountain, suggesting a ritual of harmonious and generous gestures, just as drinking from a spring is, that belong to the imagery and tradition of mountain walks. The extreme simplification of the artefact emphasises the envelope that represents the link between the inside (water container) and the outside (nature), between the manufacture and the landscape. The only exceptions are the ends conceived as excavations that encase and frame the landscape. The external surface is made of exposed reinforced concrete to create a light-sensitive “skin”, which is thus subject to change, effectively interacting with the fixity of the immutable geometry.


Localizzazione del progetto

, Trentino, Italia, Roncone, Sella Giudicarie

Motivazione della Giuria

This small technical construction is characterised by its ability to interact in a consistent and harmonious manner with the natural environment it stands in. The choice of introducing a markedly contemporary shape, is worthy of note, as it effectively counters the widespread idea that in a project the solution should be sought throughmimicry or the uncritical reproduction of stereotyped forms, lacking any connection with the function of the artefact.