The sleeping giant. Project for the former Military Hospital in Naples

  • Federica Visconti ‘Federico II’ University of Napoli
  • Renato Capozzi 'Federico II' University of Napoli
Keywords: urban project, inter-scaling, geography, huge artefacts, architectural cornerstones

Abstract

The paper aims to describe a project developed under the scientific cooperation agreement between the Department for the Urban Planning and Territorial Management (UNESCO Site of the Municipality of Naples) and DiARC (Department of Architecture) of the ‘Federico II’ University of Naples. The project concerns a huge Convent Complex with an open courtyard typology, placed on the slope of the Sant’Elmo hill in Naples that is, today, abandoned. The aim is of re-introducing the Complex in the living dynamic of the city, through a careful work not only on the artefact in itself but also on its relationship with the city and landscape. Moreover, the project is the occasion to affirm a convinced choice of field about the theme of the intervention on the heritage, in favour of the culture of project and against an obstinate, as myopic, logic of conservation.

Author Biographies

Federica Visconti, ‘Federico II’ University of Napoli

Architect and PhD, Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Composition in the Department of Architecture. Her research activity is on the themes of the Rational Architecture and the New Realism, the revamping of the social housing districts of the Twentieth century, the relationship archaeology-architecture in the stratified city in the Mediterranean context.
E-mail: federica.visconti@unina.it

Renato Capozzi, 'Federico II' University of Napoli

Architect and PhD, Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Composition in the Department of Architecture. His research activity is on the themes of the Rational Architecture and the New Realism, the Archetypes in Architecture, the legacy of the Masters of the Modernity.
E-mail: renato.capozzi@unina.it

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Published
2020-06-21
How to Cite
Visconti, F. and Capozzi, R. (2020) “The sleeping giant. Project for the former Military Hospital in Naples”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 7(0nilne), pp. 132-143. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/7142020.
Section
Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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