Aerial view- site plan The complexity of the programme needed a unifying element or gesture in the overall planning to tie parts together. A system of public spaces consisting of squares and hanging gardens at different levels is created to ensure an interweaving of landscape with the different enclosed spaces at various levels.
view of the Cathedral piazza The geometries of the interior spaces are derived from the intersections between the cover plates raised of the ground plane enclosing the many activities of the cultural centre.
Masterplan Public functions are concentrated in the slab rising from the ground next to the entrance overlooking the garden to the more private spaces of the hotel and apartments.
view of the amphitheatre The auditorium garden square is the heart of the whole complex, in close proximity to the square adjacent to the recently restored Santa Sofia cathedral.
view of the courtyard
View of the Conference Centre
Conference centre and Hostel Lobby
Administrative offices of Santa Sofia Religious Association