| Author: Stefano Bastia
| Instructors: Matteo Agnoletto, Federico Fallavollita, Mario Cucinella
| University of Bologna- alma mater studiorum
Genesis of the project: The relationship with paths and movement
The project borns from the paths, the flows generate by the people who arrive in Bologna.
This movement shapes the project.
Without people, it would be incomplete and it would lose its raison d’etre.
The dialogue between them generates an interaction by subtraction (like magnets):
where one is full the other is empty, in this way the path continues in the project “emptying” and “digging” as would a flow of water in the rock (commuter flows that the station should support and to channel every day are the water flow, which daily breaks on the Central station).
The project, which consists of three buildings, looks naturally shaped from this dynamic and fluid flow, this is the element which connects the network of raised footpaths and the street level of the city.
Therefore, the Central Station of Bologna is as “keystone” between the city and the infrastructure, a particular method of interpretation to the theme of mobility already expressed by a thick network of paths highlighted in the masterplan.