Nuragica Pavilion

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The pavilion is situated on a wide tableland on a higher part of Golfo Aranci (Olbia) which has a breathtaking view but can also be seen from the sea as part of the coastline. The pavilion is monolithic in structure and resembles the morphology of a quartz; a triangular crystalline formation that happens to be the most common mineral on the isle. The structure of the pavilion creates a dialogue with the surrounding landscape as the surface of the tableland is reflected in the pavilion in several ways; the material was colored using local ground stone and the design as well was thought to be an extension of the landscape itself.

A long winding path flows from the car park leading to the pavilion and visitors will encounter it walking through the plateau and beside the sea. A large glass window will greet the visitors creating a link between the interior and the rocky land outside. Another window is positioned on the opposite side of the pavilion that opens out onto the sea as well as other skylights situated throughout the pavilion.

The interior space is chiseled out in angular formations that create pathways allowing visitors to navigate the pavilion and providing exhibition spaces. The lower space hosts findings from the first period of the Nuragic civilization ( X-VI century B.C., first Iron Age), the upper walk hosts jewelry belonging to the second Nuragic period (V-II century B.C., second Iron Age). In the end a staircase with an overbearing volume leads the visitor to the audio-visual room underground, a place that evokes the typical atmosphere of ancient hypogean rooms.




Olbia, Italy


Vincenzo De Luce


Marina Orlando


Competition Wa Award Cycle 7, Winner