The concept of landscape brought by the designer determines a strong imprinting and any subsequent projectual action seeks affirmation and consolidation of the initial vision. Acting in a high mountain landscape, with very strong original characters, requires particularly careful consideration. In addition to that, we must consider the presence of the Piave’s river source, which adds fragility to the system and loads the place of cultural meanings.
The landscape inspires us an attitude of gentleness, empathy and respect. Empathy springs from the cultural relationship that we live with the mountains, which are part of our history, which have “gone to war”, from which the rivers have their rise.
Respect engenders from the mountain itself, an environment you should always be afraid of, though the enveloping charm of the landscape; the respect should also be owed to the sacredness of the Piave River, because of the historical role it had and especially since it is loaded with lives that dwell in its bed. The source of the river Piave then becomes a high point, unique, in which develops a tension between the remembrance of historical significance and cultural oblivion engendered by the strong presence of nature, the mountain that reminds us of the present moment and at the same time of a geological time, that leads us away from the temporal dimension of human existence.
The design approach limits therefore in a few actions, in which the functional and organizational character combines with materials and constructive archetypal languages, adding meaning to the already present elements. The project is divided into 3 parts of different character, recognizable as sanctity, knowledge, access. The sacredness is found in the upper zone, where we find the source and the chapel, to focus on the meaning of the place. Knowledge can be found in the building that hosts the information desk and gastronomic point, as well as the vantage point of view on the river Piave. The access organizes the parking system and the connections with CAI paths.

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