A series of very new greenhouses positioned around a mirror of water is “added” onto the existing 16th-century botanical garden.
It is Bellini himself who makes the claim of autonomy for his proposal.
“From this perspective the new constructions, placed in the ‘Tre Pini’ area while maintaining their own specific autonomy, integrate themselves (and operate) as a safeguard to the area’s historical part by providing the services
and educational spaces necessary for the new cultural project and putting it in line with analogous European experiences”.
The courageous choice of this selfreferential logic with regard to theexisting cityscape underlines the desire to create “a new world”, in short “a Wonder”, a bit like the nearby Prato delle
Valle and the 16th-century Botanical Garden did in their time.
Mario Bellini, Giovanna Bonfanti, Maurizio Di Lauro
Alessandro Zufferli, Luca Bosetti, Geovanna Maschio, Edy Gaffulli
Manens Intertecnica S.r.l. , Land S.r.l. , ICIS srl. Ing. Luciano Luciani , Arch. Maurizio Momo