Repair Modernism

Librino is a Italian residential housing project designed by Japanese modernism architect Kenzo Tange in 60s‘, lack of budget and nature of modernism have been increasing the vacancies and crime rates of the neighborhood. Based on existing hydrology, watershed and wind patterns analysis, the design reclaims hectares of open lands left over by high-rise towers as productive landscape, agricultural hubs and urban piazza, strengthening economic values, identity and local cohesiveness.

Client

Catania University

Location

Catania, Italy

Size

10 ha

Partner/Consultant

Cornell University