39a Goldsboro Road, London
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Salerno Sport Park
The goal was to redesign a 30 Ha lot formerly belonging to a ceramic factory above the city of Salerno into a sport and recreation area. The project includes the revitalization of a field for rugby and athletics with two gymnasiums as well as a skating rink and a riding centre. The project is based on the idea that architectonic elements are subordinated to the landscape design. The lake that was created by the clay mining will be enlarged and will become a centrepiece of the site with a restaurant and wooden deck. The steep mountainside, a result of the industrial exploitation, remains as a landscape memorial. The park obtains its special character through the contrast between the connection to nature on the one hand and the areas with a pronounced urban influence on the other.