Premio Antonio Giordano
PAG - Premio Antonio Giordano / Molise, IT
September, 2017 / Santa Croce di Magliano
An underrated LandscapeTemporary installations around the city
When we have reached Santa Croce di Magliano, the main aim has been speaks about an underrated and anonymous landscape, in the positive sense of the term. A research that was the more rooted possible in the territory and that was reflection of the surrounding landscape; a search that made to know and to ransom both the landscape and his almost unknown architecture. The three interventions have shown three forms of Molise’s architecture: one of author, one incomplete, and one anonymous.
First intervention. The viaduct, an infrastructure that often recurs in the connections system of the region, has become the emblem of this narrative approach ; the projects of author are abandoned, to leave space to the skeleton of an ordinary building: an incomplete architecture, photographed and taken as a sample among the huge amount in the territory near Saint Cross of Magliano. The provocation of an inhabited infrastructure, typical of the 60s Radical Architecture, is a revenge of the landscape because it takes back life on a wall of Saint Cross of Magliano, but at the same time it is a defeat of the architecture that acquires its intrinsic value of non-ended.
Second intervention. one of the most iconic and appreciated Medieval place in Molise, Castello Monforte, became a sort f modern extension with a two-towers silos, photographed near Santa Croce di Magliano: a modern ruins located and over-posed on a old ruins.
Thirth intervention. On the twentieth century Villa Zappone, already by itself overlapped to a massive Roman thermal complex, is juxtaposed one of the first districts of popular housebuilding (CEP) of Campobasso, that of Mandolesi. A discreet but remarkable architecture because it becomes spokesman of popular housing demands, whose fronts decline in three different formalities, varying the typology on a same theme. The intervention foresees therefore the stratification in the stratification (Roman, neoclassic, modern) with the intent to bring the attention on a work, almost forgotten, of Molises twentieth century architecture.