2005 / paretenda

The project Paretenda is a proposal for new bus-stops in the town of Termoli. Echoing this spirit of the town, the design of the new shelter combines two distinct and contrasting elements. While the light weigh roof structure in steel takes reference of the tenda –an element very present in southern Italy– provides shade, shelter and signal to the users, the brick wall communicates the generic qualities of the plastered walls of surrounding buildings. Within it a window like cut-out suggests a place for seating, and a frame which holds local information and timetables is attached to its back.

A round metal profile coated in golden yellow manifests the joining of the two, combining as a hybrid landmark marked in the color of the town’s coat-of-arms, merging itself into the everyday life of Termoli.

Shortlisted competition in collaboration with Francelle Cane

Termoli, Italy