daniel libeskind plans three office towers for rome's tor di valle district daniel libeskind plans three office towers for rome's tor di valle district
jun 15, 2015

daniel libeskind plans three office towers for rome's tor di valle district

daniel libeskind plans three office towers for rome’s tor di valle district
all images courtesy of studio libeskind

 

 

 

studio libeskind has revealed the design of three office towers for the city center of rome, forming a new, urban district adjacent to the A.S. roma stadium. sited at the heart of the planned tor di valle business district, the trio of structures work in conversation with one another, as if cut from a single stone block. the volumes fit together like building blocks, forming a composition of elements that act both in tandem with one another and alone. arranged in a triangular formation upon a 3,000 square-meter public piazza, the towers — which vary in height up to 220 meters — are landscaped with lush vegetation and reflecting pools. 

daniel libeskind three rome towers tor di valle district
the trio of structures work in conversation with one another, as if cut from a single stone block

 

 

 

the towers are clad in a mesh of opaque panels that break up their glazed façades. folded glass panes reveal huge garden expanses containing multi-level spaces for work, recreation and events. these atrium-like spaces provide unobstructed views of the city and the central piazza, also working to regulate the room climate through natural shading, air filtering and circulation.

 

tower one features two vertical gardens on opposite sides — one on the lower half and the other on the upper floors — providing for efficient office layouts and work areas. at street level, all buildings provide amenities such as cafes and shopping. 

daniel libeskind three rome towers tor di valle district
the buildings are arranged in a triangular formation on a 3,000 square-meter public piazza

 

 

 

the 287,000 square meter business park — developed by eurnova SRL — is part of a larger master plan conceived by studio libeskind and new york-based meis studio. the program includes the stadium, training facilities, low and high-rise office buildings, retail, dining, and cinemas, envisioned as a sustainable, urban district connected to the historic center of rome. the three central towers will be linked to the A.S. roma arena by means of a retail boulevard that runs from the tor di valle metro station to the stadium.

 

‘making an architectural contribution to the eternal city is a treasured opportunity,’ libeskind said. ‘rome will have a world-class business park connected to the stadium that will provide a vibrant, sustainable, neighborhood in this ancient city.’

daniel libeskind three rome towers tor di valle district
huge garden expanses contain multi-level spaces for work, recreation and events

daniel libeskind three rome towers tor di valle district
the three towers form part of the 287,000 square meter business park

daniel libeskind three rome towers tor di valle district
sketches of the three tower complex in rome, italy 

daniel libeskind three rome towers tor di valle district
libeskind envisions the three buildings as ‘profiles in conversation’

  • I don’t think Mr. Libeskind has understood the spirit of a city like Rome – an almost tropical, colorful, sweet, extremile layered and extremely political epicenter.
    I don’t see one single element in this project communicating with the identity of Rome. I don’t see any dialogues with the history of Rome or with the local area of the 1930s rationalist district EUR (first example of financial district ever built in a european city). I don’t see how these three towers relate to the river situated next to where this plan should be developed.
    It’s a combination of lines, materials and colors that I struggle to believe they can become a symbol of Rome.
    I hope improvements will be made in this project because the beauty of Rome doesn’t deserve such mediocre solutions. And for an architect it’s a missed chance to give to Rome(in 2015) three towers that look like three mobile phones from the 80s.

    Ric_art says:
  • it is not easy not to already start laughing on such things. it looks like attempt to beat record in competition labeled “design your skyscraper and plan a city around it in less than hours in team of maximum two people”. This one is ranking high! congratulations – well done!

    plan a city an one-day city planning + skyscraper design”

    Rene Dlesk says:
  • Probably he didn’t understan we are not in Rotterdam ! ;))

  • Talk about a fish out of water!

    Ernest Spadafore says:

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