PARCO IN SCENA – Stranizza d’amuri
Rehabilitation of the historic Villa Margherita urban park in Ragusa. This project includes an outdoor theater, a green path and a wood fence.
The outdoor stage ( 12 x 12 m) takes advantage of the existing steps, which are a perfect parterre; furthermore, the valley panorama turns into a natural backdrop. This stage will be the largest outdoor theater in Ragusa, perfect for shows during summer and spring seasons.
The shape of the wood fence is inspired by the waveform of the verse “Stranizza d’amuri”, included in the song “Stranizza d’Amuri“ by sicilian author Franco Battiato. Ideally, this fence is an immaginary connection between the “Vallone Santa Domenica” (Villa Margherita rests on this valley) and the “Vadduni da Scammacca” included in that poetic song.
Concretely, this fence is a sound shield, in order to cut the stage off from the car park and from the garden path. Moreover, it could be used as a wall/frame for exhibitions and/or as a notice board.
The green path will connect the two sides of the park, so everyone could sit down in the shade of the trees or enjoy the valley panorama.
Client: SOPRINTENDENZA BB.CC.AA. di Ragusa, MINISTERO DELL’INTERNO
Job: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER, CD DESIGN, CD AUTHORING
Documentazione fotografica degli edifici sacri del patrimonio F.E.C. (Fondo Edifici di Culto) in provincia di Ragusa.
Photo documentation of F.E.C. heritage (the church owning found of italian Ministry of Interior) in province of Ragusa, Sicily.
It was a real pleasure for me to design the background image of the poster in occasion of 232nd anniversary of Guardia di Finanza, local office Province of Ragusa (AQ).
It is drafted, in fact it was my first graphic design project using softwares tools, while I was attending the high school. I designed this using the dead software Fireworks, combining some photographs I had previously taken in southern Sicily. This design won a first prize competition and became the background of all official posters. In a certain way, it represents the beginning of my career.