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2016

Zighizaghi

A multi-sensorial urban garden by OFL Architecture

Zighizaghi

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Zighizaghi
Favara | Italy | Grounded Object
 
Introduction
Zighizaghi is a multi-sensorial urban garden created by OFL Architecture that stems from a collaboration with the client Milia Arredamenti and Farm Cultural Park.
 
 

© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu

© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu


The project springs from the need to create a welcoming place for the citizens of Favara while simultaneously donating to the city an innovative public space shaped from the perfect combination of wood and vegetation.
 
 
© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu

© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu


The project consists of two levels: the horizontal (the floor) and the vertical (the lighting systems).
 
 
© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu

© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu


The horizontal level is intended as an aggregation of wooden elements made of phenolic plywood and knots of Okoumè, and is designed to assume different configurations thanks to the modularity and flexibility of its geometry.
 
 
© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu

© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu


The vertical level, on the other hand, is composed of six fourteen-sided red prisms, designated Super Pods, made up of a luminous body and a loudspeaker. These three-dimensional elements, created as a tribute to “Pfff” (the inflatable pavilion made by Citivision and Farm Cultural Park), are now used with the aim of “contaminating” the city’s outskirts through art and architecture.
 
 
© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu

© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu


Thanks to its interactive character, Zighizaghi transforms its external space into a dynamic environment where music acts as a vehicle between nature and visitors.
 
 
© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu

© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu


Social technologies, architecture, and vegetation turn Zighizaghi into an intimate and regenerative setting that is equipped with an automatic irrigation system and Mediterranean plants specifically selected to fit with the environmental context.
 
© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu

© Giuseppe Guarneri and Riccio Blu




Grounded Object

Product definition

It is an inhabitable architectural object inserted on top of an existing urban environment, but alienated from its surroundings.
 
This architectural object intervenes in the space by touching the ground and acting as an accessible and multifunctional platform, allowing people to stand on top of it and interact directly.
 
The main objective of this conceptual prototype is to trigger a massive public interest to the place, encouraging the rise of high public affluence, becoming a remarkable virtual landmark that attracts customers and cultivates important human dynamics and commercial activity.