GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI MEMORIAL

PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI


GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI MEMORIAL

PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINIarchmarathonPIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI
Via di Vicopelago, 3129
55100 Pozzuolo, Lucca, Italy
www.pietrocarlopellegrini.it
Category:
Retrofitting and refurbishment
Project selected:
GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI MEMORIAL
Location:
Caprera, La Maddalena
(Olbia Tempio), Italy

Year:
2010-2012

The Garibaldi Memorial is conceived to lead the visitor in a trip through the places and events of the general’s life. Exhibition panels, custom-designed showcases and multi-media installations present the tales of an extraordinary life.
The restoration design respects the memory of this place and uses a delicate and light touch: four small barracks become the wings of the exhibition area, flanked by smaller buildings for the reception, bookshop and public service facilities. The buildings are preserved in their original characters, with contemporary details carefully added to make the entire complex more elegant. The new metal doors and windows show the face of the general screen-printed on glass and help visitors follow the exhibition’s main theme.
In the outside areas, the aim is to enhance the site’s unique environmental beauty.
Piazza Italia is a sculptural public area where the peninsula’s stylized shape forms the flooring and faces the raised seating. The square is a symbolic homage to Italy, Garibaldi and the 150 years since the Unification, it is also a work that celebrates the future, “a sign in order not to forget”.