Via Pesaro 6, Roma
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Under the fortress
Cresmina, Portugal
The Fortress of Cresmina is located on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, close to the edge between land and sea, due to its unique geographical position it represents symbolically the last bastion of the world built: Actually the architectural building is strongly altered from its original construction and it is possible to appreciate only the exterior walls and its pentagonal plant, so the fortress is a fence from the pentagonal shape whose content is completely lost. The design process has two purposes: the preservation of existing system, and the construction of accessible spaces inside the fence. The volumes are located under the central space to minimize the impact of the new construction, so from the exterior the visitors can see are only the irregular shapes of skylights.