|Simone Gobbo (IT), architect
Alberto Mottola (IT), architect
Davide De Marchi (IT), graphic designer
|via Cornarotta 14, 31100, Treviso – Italy
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D. De Marchi, S. Gobbo & A. Mottola
When did you win Europan? On which site and in which country? How was the team formed by then? Please describe the main ideas of your project?
We won Europan 10 on the Gembloux site in Belgium, with a project called "Looking Through". The working group was made up of Simone Gobbo, Alberto Mottola, Davide De Marchi, the founding members of DEMOGO.
The project was the concrete evolution of a series of theories about the relationship between autonomy and dependence on architecture with a complex historical context. The idea was to grab some new parts in order to build a system of urban relations between the city's most important architectures.
Did your project have any follow-up? If yes, which one and how? Did this step have a learning effect for you as far as the process is concerned? If yes, which one? If not, why did the project not go further?
The competition evolved into the definitive design for Gembloux's new Town Hall. A long process lasting more than three years during which we perfected and adapted the original concept. This implementation period was crucial to the growth of our office. We brought our professionalism to a higher level learning a lot about the processes that pertain to the path to achieving a important public architecture.
Project delivered in 2015.