Regional Prize Winner David Chipperfield Architects
Cavea Arcari David Chipperfield Architects
Cavea Arcari by architect David Chipperfield is the work winning the Regional Prize. It is a hollow in a horizontal gallery located in the area of the Berici Hills in the province of Vicenza. The project is born of emptiness and with small interventions generates a multifunctional space that emphasizes the charm and characteristics of the place by defining, in a poetic dimension, a new relationship between man and nature. The redesign of the ground through simple additions made of podiums and stone tiers, in contrast with the clear cut line of the ceiling, manages to create a powerful effect that brings to mind the intensity of the spaces of classical theaters. Brick Cave, H&P Architects, Vietnam Only two materials are used: Vicenza’s Pietra Bianca and the water mirror that reflects the artificial lights - expertly organized - on the walls and ceiling carved by the cuts in the rock.