“ The ‘Parco Degli Angeli’ (Park of Angels) Master Plan and architectural works by Asymptote include a collection of new buildings and parkland, a large covered 800-seat amphitheatre and various interactive sculptural features.
Park degli Angeli, Peccioli, Italy by Asymptote | 2014
The interventions target an intimate form of urbanism that is grafted onto Peccioli to create a new edge condition set against the spectacular surrounding Tuscan countryside.
The building components include a new Museum of Etruscan Antiquities, a Centre for Tuscan Food and Wine Culture (Centro di Cultura Enogastronomica) and a new community-based Music Centre and Music Instrument Museum.
The architecture and terrain as conceived by Asymptote create new event spaces and public areas that are also carefully woven into the Tuscan environs and linked to the town centre via a nature path that evokes a powerful sense of place, history and timelessness.
The conceptual approach to the design of individual components and the overall master plan was greatly impacted by the fascinating vistas of articulated hill towns and the metaphysical presence of their silhouettes on the horizon, along with the rolling terrain composed of vineyards, olive trees and vast swaths of farmland in the foreground.
The ‘Parco Degli Angeli’ is designed to be both an elegant 21st century addition to Peccioli and a dramatic insertion into the Tuscan landscape in dialog with a deep and resonant cultural history.“ — Asymptote Architecture
Project + Team details:
Date: 2014 Size: 12,000 m2 Canopy Size: 2,463 m2 Location: Peccioli, Italy Architect: Asymptote Architecture Design: Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture Project Directors: Mo Zheng, Paul Mecomber, Rob Eleazor Design Team: Matt Slattery, Ivy Wang, Natalie Hein Client: Belvedere Spa, Peccioli, Italy Local Architect: Heliopolis – Architetti Associati, Pisa, Italy Structural Engineer: Knippers Helbig, Stuttgart, Germany Environmental Engineer: Transsolar, Stuttgart, Germany