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Rome17 International Design Competition
Wednesday July 26, 2017
The Tiber Two scheme aims to create a new enclosed, but adaptable, section of Rome’s Tiber River. This new ‘in-between’ space becomes a feathered and sculptural multi-use plaza. The key is to attract people, to draw them into a sanctuary, a sunken retreat from the urban chaos and an escape from the bustle of the city. The intervention is entirely interactive and brings into the city a shallow, public pool of water. Whether the water is used to dip your feet into, for children to swim in, or to maintain the romanticised separation of the city, the water is rejuvenating and is cleansing for users and city alike.