The LoSt tevere
The historically vital relationship between the city of Rome and the Tiber river was dramatically altered in the late 19th century when the embankments were constructed throughout the city to combat the issue of flooding. Because of this, one of the most dynamic features of the city has become prone to pollution and neglect. I am proposing a pilot program, something that could be implemented in other places, at different scales. Anywhere from a large art gallery to a public playground.
The Lost Tevere proposes a new type of connection to the river, one that tells the story of the river’s past, away from the busy life of the roman streets. With consideration of flooding to create a space inhabitable nearly year round, while flexibility is what creates its effectiveness.
Using the site of the now absent Aurelian wall as an anchor, and the shape of the Farnesina Gardens, which once occupied the same parcel of land before the embankment walls were built.
PROJECT TYPE: CONCEPT
LOCATION: ROME, ITALY
DURATION: 4 WEEKS
PROFESSOR: KAREN BERMANN