Sunday, 14 July 2013
Italian design studio Archiplan has created Virgilio, a cultural landscape path in the Lower Mincio area of Italy. The series of Corten steel, wood and concrete rest areas and information points are situated along the banks of the river in Northern Italy, and have been designed to enhance views of the surrounding countryside.
The project was commissioned by the City of Virgilio to improve visitors' experience of an area famous for being the birthplace of the ancient Roman poet, Virgil.
A series of lightweight structures accompany visitors along the four kilometre route of the area placed in the Regional Park of the Mincio.
A series of installations define the area's interpretation centres, where the cultural attraction is the figure of the Roman poet Virgil and the integration of his poetry with the river landscape. The rest areas are configured as local landmarks that mark and measure the pedestrian path that runs along the bank of the river.