||via Haller 20, 39012 merano (bz)-italy
|X-48 [TALKING PAVEMENT]
||Merano (BZ), Italy, 2014-2016
|The project makes the ancient “stone line” visible again on the pavement surface: tonalite 80cm wide slabs were laid over the underground duct, which nowadays serves as a drainage facility. Most of the slabs used were found below the existing asphalt pavement during excavation.
In two cases, transparent glass panes allow a glimpse of the water running underneath, while a superimposed text gives historical information on the “Ritsche”. In other four cases, 80x80cm square acid-etched retro-lit glass panes let the Ritsche line visible at night. _ Photo credits: © 2016 X-TERN architects+urban planners|