week 11 – ciao papam

projet: Ciao Papam

localisation: Piazza della Rotonda  – Roma – Italia

Benedict XVI, 85 years old, who didn’t feel anymore able to bear the responsibility of his function and respond the challenges of  a world in perpetual change, announced his resignation on february 11th,to everybody’s surprise.

Since he left the Vatican on february 28th, Joseph Alois Ratzinger lives in Castel Gandolfo, located 30 km away from Rome.

problem: Where to retire now?

1w1p: For his spiritual retreat, we propose him a house sitting on Rome’s roofs. Reinterpreting the halo’s symbolic shape, this dwelling is organized around an atrium (central garden or courtyard) and offers a 360° view. Together open towards the city and centered on itself, this house will provide Benedict XVI the necessary seclusion for praying, preserving a relation with the surrounding world.

10 Comments

  1. De Stampa

    Quelle imagination! Et bien d’actualité il faudrait envoyer le projet au prochain ministre de notre pape François pour qu’il puisse l’inscrire dans son programme de réforme. En attendant je l’envoie à quelques personnes qui pourraient pourquoi pas faire remonter l’idee

  2. Nicolas le caviste

    La répartition des charges aura son importance.
    Je lui conseille de bien remplir sa cave à vin avant d’aller prier.

  3. Gianluca

    Nous, les Italiens se laver le cul et dans la maison, nous avons besoin d’une porte d’entrée en cas de panne de courant. ;)

  4. Daniele Passerone

    If it is meant as piece of art or imagination, ok.
    But otherwise, it is really ridicolous:
    1) Cave au vin???
    2) He is 85!!!
    3) The cost of such a thing?
    4) THE DOUBLE BED IN THE PLAN????? :-)

  5. marcoboh

    peccato che l’immagine iniziale non sia affatto al pantheon ma a borgo. a chi volete darla a bere?

  6. from Chile:
    congratulations for your website:
    original, creative, sympathetic and encourages us to think, imagine and dream of something better!
    arq. Sergio Mura Rossi

  7. Arq. Sandro Piereti Rodrigues

    A 1ª imagem é da via paralela ao muro de acesso ao Castelo Sant’Angelo, próximo ao cruzamento com a via Traspontina, onde vemos ao fundo a Basilica de São pedro e não o Pantheon, junto a Piazza della Rotonda. Interessante a idéia de sugerir uma implantação / intervenção nada usual para uma residência… sendo ela para o Papa ou um cidadão comum. Fica a idéia de como aproveitarmos os espaços ociosos e a discussão de como explorarmos o espaços livres.

  8. Menshi

    C’est pas pour faire le relou (en fait si, c’est uniquement pour faire le relou) mais “papam” est un accusatif qui se justifie dans la locution “habemus papam” mais certainement pas dans le titre du post “ciao papam”. Monsieur Bos appréciera.

  9. Roch

    Axel je trouve que la maison du pape est très bien mais est-ce-que on peut aller dans le jardin en bas tu peux me répondre vite merci Axel !
    Signer: ROCH

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