The project is a mechanism through which new formal system enhance and combine forces generated by urban dynamics: our idea of intervention is that of service. A new place the whole city. A acknowledgment of how architecture is a cultural process that can make improvements to the lives of all.


THE URBAN SYSTEM Looking from the sea Sciacca (best point for understanding of the city), we can read very clearly figures, which are the frontline: the extended suburb to the west, the system formed by the docks of the port and fishing village, the dense fabric of the historic center, green areas and different in substance extension. Planimetric analysis would also allow an easy identification of such morphologically homogeneous areas, and yet, when you cross the city, when you walk along the facing edges over the sea, what is less clear is precisely the physical relationships between the parts. Scaturro public garden is part of this larger system and, therefore, can not be described and understood, nor changed, apart from this consideration. Its role is to link between the historic city, the site of the thermal baths and the system made by the village and harbor. For this reason, the project considers the garden as a place of connection. The design actions, once fully entries in operation, ensure a new urban order for which new items will change urban experience in a better way.

THE VALUE OF HISTORICAL GARDEN “The fact that the growth of humanity is exponential implies that the past, at a certain point, become too “small” to be lived and shared by those who is alive. (...) The identity conceived as a way of life the past is a losing claim: not only in a stable model of continuous population growth there is proportionally less to share, but the story itself has a hideous half-life: more you abuse of its becomes less significant, as long as its depleted benefits become harmful” (Rem Koolhaas). We should distinguish what is ancient from what is old, or what has a value from what has just age.

The park is no longer an end, a cul-de-sac, it will not be enjoyed only by those have "time to lose", but becomes an organic place in the urban experience, a place of passage. A pause in which people in a hurry can understand the value of "time to lose": festina lente.