open competition - Europan 12 Couvet, CH


Alice Busani, Cecilia Fossati, Lucia Pasquali Gregory Tomlinson - Consultants environmental sustainability



From a thin strip of desolated land embedded in concrete, a reminder of former times, a new sense of life is created from the ruins. From barren lands that still bare the empty remains of a failed industrial past, a new structure is reborn to absorb the new future to come.

A structure that wants to sew back together the land, the land that is so starkly torn apart by both the river and rail line, which in turn provide the landscape with a unique frame. once separated, there is a sense that the two are destined never to meet again, lending us the impression that the surrounding land is split apart indefinitely.

The landscape is transformed in a definition of the structure, which acts as a frame immortalising a sequence of portraits of its paths woven by the river and rail line.












Alice Busani
dipl. architetto USI-AAM
OAPPC della Provincia di Parma n.1090