A place of peace and meditation offering a silent tribute, a hushed thought to those who lost their lives in numerous conflicts, which tinged the history of mankind with mourning. The Proposed memorial is designed in order to communicate with the visitors’ souls evoking a sense of respect and meditation.
REVILATIZATION OF CAPO D’ORSO FORTRESS
Located in one of the most beautiful natural places in Italy, the importance of Capo d’Orso Fortress has been seen since the world war happened in the past. the coastal view in every spot on the top of the fortress and the landscape make this place become more attractive. The site is rich in Mediterranean vegetation with the trekking path which creates an opportunity for this place. Currently, the Archipelago National Park or in another way called the Maddalena Archipelago is in there which is part of the European network of areas of great environmental importance (Site of Community Importance and Special Protection Area) with the value of landscape during the prehistoric time for the presence of habitats and creatures that seem to come together to show a unique performance. Unfortunately, the structure of the site and its landscape are abandoned as the war ended. Now, the area of the fortress is nothing but ruined structures and ironically it is locked up from the public, yet the memory remains with local people and the place. Meanwhile, tourists who visit this area only can reach the area through the existing trekking path from the beach or the nearest tourist place. This place is truly a hidden treasure for the past and the future.
The new vision of this area was proposed by the local municipality in order to improve the quality of the space and expanding this hidden treasure’s beauty. They started to propose a new function for the site as Military Museum. The Museum will become a reference point for a change of Mediterranean history knowledge and military arts. It also has to represent the value of the space as historical importance apart from the new function. Once the site complexity has been analyzed, the initial proposal of the project is to deal with the topographical landscape and the ruined structure which are currently the most fundamental features in the site. The idea is to try to restore and redesign even adding the site with both traditional or modern technologies. On the other way, the approach of designing landscape will focus on connecting the permeability of motion in the various level and then utilize the existing open space as a new public area for local use. Then, the existing architecture will be restored by enhancing the quality of the building for both interior and exterior without ignoring its historical values.