Piazza Santa Croce, pilgrims’ urban gate of Parma, from where errant pilgrims from all over Europe entered during the Middle Ages, appears today as a traffic circle absorbed by car flows.
Considering the design theme, we wanted to reconceive this place thinking about its inhabitants, the pedestrians, the people who pass through and frequent it every day. We imagined a dynamic element, an iron canebrake connoted by an optical fibres light diffuser. These variable height reeds, generate a chaotic sequence that evokes a swarm of fireflies entering the town from the cornfields that surround the city of Parma.
City Council of Parma
Studio Comoglio Architetti