Location: Senale – San Felice, BZ (IT)
Architecture and Landscape Design
AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile + Cez Calderan Zanovello Architetti + Chiara Geroldi
AOUMM Design Team
Riccardo Maria Balzarotti
Matteo Umberto Poli
Cong Dinh Huynh
The project developed by AOUMM with Chiara Geroldi and Cez Calderan Zanovello Architetti was awarded the first prize at the competition to redesign the reception system of Gampenpass – Passo Palade (BZ). The awarded proposal involves an underground visitor center facing the Gampen Bunker, opening on a forecourt, and a parking lot, housing 100/120 long stay and 30 short stay spots. The parking lot evokes a ‘stone clearing’ following the topography of the site; it blends in with the surroundings, remaining identifiable. The retaining wall outlining the visitor center is, instead, strongly visible, it marks the pass and recalls retaining walls designed by Eng. Adami for the historical wall. The whole system is designed to adapt to the moving perception from the road: a sequence of wings marking the visual approaching to the pass.