Padova Congress Center


location: Padova
status: concept
timeline: 2012
area: 6.500 m²
program: congress center
client: Fiera di Padova Immobiliare Spa, Padova Fiere Spa, Comune di Padova
partners: Setten Genesio Spa, RS Ingegneria, Energytech Gmbh

The landscape and the city with its complexity of interactions gained from natural history and settlements: an image of persistence and disturbance. From its survey and direct observation, in a plot that has the strength and density of a city as Padua, the elements that are significant for the origins of the territory itself are identified; elements of knowledge and evaluation are used to define the phases of the transformation project and at the same time to preserve the design identity. 

Interpreting the urban system not as a limit between a board and a margin, but as perspectives that tend visually to join the spaces and relationships. From the synthesis of the signs and actions of the territory a detailed analysis followed up, a discussion with the potential to become the future theming space compared to the exact size: spatial intuitions are arising from the transposition of the signs in an area irregularly shaped and constrained. 

The ambition of the project is to establish an order in the complexity of the city, opposing a silent tectonic ability against an external ferment and dynamism; the architecture provides the ability to evoke a monumental aspect and the importance of the function while remaining seemingly compact externally.