Resting on the outskirts of Naples, Renzo Piano latest Volcano Buono is a mixed use center that aims to become integrated into the landscape, rather than just occupying it. The central piazza of the Volcano includes a 150 meter-wide space that holds an outdoor theater and market, while a series of concentric rings form the center’s commercial areas. Piano explained that the Volcano is “a contemporary take on a Greek marketplace, a void as a place for events, meetings, dialogue and the gathering of people”. More about the Volcano and more images after the break. From a distance, the Volcano fits naturally with the contours of the land, yet upon closer inspection, the Volcano becomes a modern version of the traditional marketplace, with bustling markets and lively activities such as a shopping mall, entertainment and public spaces, restaurants, a hotel, offices and other facilities.
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