Chiasma#812926 is the second edition of the intensive design and construction workshop organized by Acropoli Trento.
The outcome of the workshop was the result of the participants’ work, supported and guided by the tutor Orizzontale, Campomarzio studio, the German practice Fakt and Sara Favargiotti.
The project incorporates the concept of the ancient Circus Maximus, transforming the parking area into a central celebratory space, making it an oasis of shade with urban furniture and greenery, but above all a space for social interaction. The new symbols then become the three monuments inside the “circus”: the ‘Rotonda’, a shelter shaded by an old parachute, the ‘Obelisk’, a landmark and observatory towards the city, the ‘Wheelbarrow’, a sitting transportable garden.
On a structural level, the entire project has been realized using a dry system, with wooden beams covered with finishing axis.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?

One of the most surprising aspects is that the project has been designed and built by a group of students and young architects within one single week, combining both the conception and the construction phase. The main goal was to enhance a space that was just an empty and abandoned asphalted courtyard and to transform it into a new square for social and cultural interaction. It was actually a small intervention of urban regeneration located in a dynamic and young context because of its proximity to the University Central Library (BUC) and to the co-working space itself. This encouraged a cultural intersection between young entrepreneurs and university students.







About authors:

Acropoli is a platform for the promotion of the most innovative aspects of architecture. Our association creates a connection among creative minds like architects, engineers and designers in general, with the professional and cultural world. Today, the world requires the contribution of young generations that are much more familiar with combining new technologies with the needs of this dynamic contemporary society. Acropoli facilitates this process through the creation of a network made of young creative minds, pushing for the collaboration with other organizations that are willing to lead projects characterized by innovation and experimentation.

Founded during the fall of 2016, in its first operative year Acropoli led several activities with traders, organizations and cultural institutions. All the initiatives range from the design of the urban furniture and expositions all the way to the coordination of cultural events like conferences, seminars and workshops.


Orizzontale are an architects’ collective based in Rome whose work crosses the fields of architecture, urbanism, public art, and DIY practice. Orizzontale since 2010 has been promoting projects of common relational spaces, giving form to both dismissed and unseen images of the city. These projects have represented the ground for experimenting new kinds of collaborative interactions between city dwellers and urban commons as well as occasions to test the boundaries of the architectural creation process.

Orizzontale has developed projects in Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Greece, Ukraine, Portugal, Netherlands. “8 ½”, the mobile theatre designed by orizzontale in 2014, was awarded the international prize of Young Architects Program(“YAP MAXXI 2014”) by MAXXI Museum and MoMA PS1. In 2018 at the Venice Biennale, orizzontale is awarded the “Young Talent of Italian Architecture 2018”, which rewards the best Italian under 35 practice.


Campomarzio is an architectural collective practice which merges practical and theoretical expertise within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research, and visual communication, to develop projects and strategies for public and private clients.

Founded in 2012 Campomarzio is run by five partners: Pietro V. Ambrosini, Michele Andreatta, Alessandro Busana, Daniele Cappelletti and Enrico Lunelli. The collective counts on the collaboration with the philosopher and sociologist Teresa Pedretti. The plurality of its founders and the different international academic and professional experiences allow Campomarzio to develop a careful and meticulous design and research activity, with the aim to combine innovation and history.

Campomarzio participates to national and international competitions and follows project for public and private clients in Italy and abroad.

Campomarzio took part to the 14th and the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale and it was awarded with NIB price, New Italian Blood 2014, reserved to the 10 best emerging architecture offices of Italy.


FAKT as a name represents the aim of finding a clear, defining answer to each project. We are interested in architecture as the possibility of making definite projects. As a growing team of architects, we share the strong will to build houses, objects and ideas. Our projects are approached with a consideration of system, reference, place and precedent.

FAKT was founded in 2013. All four founding partners – Sebastian Ernst, Sebastian Kern, Martin Tessarz and Jonas Tratz – studied together at certain times and collaborated in several offices before founding their own practice. The Berlin-based office is working on a broad range from small-scale furniture to construction projects as well as academic work.


Authors: Acropoli Trento; Antolini Anna, Bertè Martina, Constandoiu Vladut Vasile, Fabroni Elisabetta, Ferri Valentina, Filippini Damiano, Luini Luca, Martinis Mario, Meriano Chiara, Ozturk Berk, Poli Erika, Rangoni Gargano Elena, Taufer Angela, Tomasi Marika, Zatta Elisa
Coordinator: orizzontale, Campomarzio, FAKT
Consultant: Sara Favargiotti
Client: Impact Hub Trentino
Photos: Francesca Dusini
Location: Trento, Italy
Year of completion: 2018
Total area: 270m2


Text provided by the authors of the project.