BASE - center for culture and creativity
The project inside the former Ansaldo complex comes to terms with a large open building, not blocked in a single form, but designed to serve the flexibility of the various programs and activities it contains, hosting multiple scenarios. It attempts to create a theatrical palimpsest in which activities, people and their processes can move. In this sense, the project has the goal of making the building radically public in character, above all in its spatial conception. The architectural interventions combine this goal with conservation of the extraordinary existing spatial qualities, the fascinating atmosphere and the tone set by the materials, proportions, spans and strong industrial character. The project is thus conceived as a dialogue between different objects, with their shapes and materials, and between various events and activities.