The scope of this studio project was to create a comprehensive masterplan for Piazza dei Cinquecento outside Termini Station in Rome; while also developing a site strategy for the next project which entailed the creation of a new museum on the site to house the famous Torlonia Collection of classical statuary.
The major aspirations of the project were to:
Greatly enhance the presence of ecology on the site to more accurately represent the ratio of built to green space in the city, which is currently under represented due to much of the vegetation in the city being hidden behind the walls of private parks and villas
Reconnect the severed aqueducts on the site to reintroduce and celebrate the presence of water in the city for recreation, bathing and irrigation
Create a complex layering of transportation infrastructure and public spaces to transform the site into a major social hub in the city rather than simply a transportation node
Create ideal site conditions for the introduction of a new museum to house the Torlonia Collection of classical statuary