Roma Tre University in Rome hosted an international design workshop with Waterloo University and the University of Arkansas, all in collaboration with high-profile Rome architecture firms.  The competition was to re-envision Rome’s parliament building’s parking lot and create a new piazza for the area.  The “parking hill” recalls the past, as a frequent approach to design in Rome, and looks to bring back an ancient hill that was destroyed by Bernini years ago.  Rome is not a very green city, so the hill looks to not only create a new piazza but to give Romans a piece of the countryside within the center of their extremely dense and hectic city. 

Urban hill Framework Diagrams

CREDITS:

Architecture: Next Architetti (Rome, Italy)

Design Team: Tyler Cukar + Josh Matthews (Arkansas), Cristina Lobrace + Daniel Loddo (Roma Tre)