Submitted by ma0 on Fri, 31/07/2009 - 14:35
Under the volcano
Ferrovia del Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio competition
clien: Ente Autonomo Volturno srl
design team: ma0 + Naif Srl : Sara Braschi, Angelo Grasso, Clementina Gentile, Pietro Cagnazzi
The transportation system proposed for the competition is a classic gondola chairlift, more efficient and sustainable, both environmentally and economically, compared to the planned railway.
The stations are equipped with a chameleonic envelope, changing with the landscapes that the line crosses. The outer skin is in fact made up of “scales” all slightly different, able to blend with the surrounding nature and dematerialize the interior, giving the impression of being in a forest where light filters above.
The cabins on the other hand are designed to stand out in the landscape as a technological object glittering, elementary and fun, like a soap bubble, a ball, a spaceship to discover extraordinary landscapes.