Volta Verde: Green Vault


Luigi Greco & Mattia Paco Rizzi

Bologna, Italy & Paris, France

Since the time of its inventors the constructive system of the vault has been a great success because it allows to cover large spaces with few pillars. That is why we associate it with the great buildings of the medieval towns or public markets, democratic public spaces open to the whole population, real exchanged and covered squares.

We believe that the vegetable lining of climbing or creeping plants refers to the concept of care and appropriation of a city space.

A sense of freshness and novelty that communicates transparently the presence of a active community who wants to take care of their neighborhood. The flexibility and scalarity of the iron structure allows to make the project site specific and to adapt it to the specific requirements of the inhabitants and the pre-existing structures.