OFL installs zighizaghi, a multi-sensory urban garden in italy
 

OFL installs zighizaghi, a multi-sensory urban garden in italy

 

the combination of geometry, nature, biology and design has been brought together to result in ‘zighizaghi’, a multi-sensory garden created in favara, italy designed by OFL architecture. social technologies, architecture, and vegetation turn the space into an intimate and regenerative setting that is equipped with an automatic irrigation system.

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OFL zighizaghi provides an innovative public space shaped from a combination of wood and vegetation
photography © giuseppe guarneri and riccio blu

 

 

 

designed by italian firm OFL architecture, the public space was created in collaboration with furniture brand miliashop. wood and vegetation forms the platform influenced by the hexagonal pattern of honeycombs. the urban garden is made of two levels: the horizontal floor and the vertical lighting systems. the horizontal floor level was made of wooden elements made of phenolic plywood and knots of okoumè; the hexagon shape lending flexibility to configurations and modularity. meanwhile the vertical red prisms, are ‘super pods’ used as loudspeakers. a link back to the environment is achieved through the mediterranean plants integrated to further transform this external space into a dynamic environment where music acts as a vehicle between nature and visitors.

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the project consists of two levels: the horizontal (the floor) and the vertical (the lighting systems)

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the project springs from the need to create a welcoming place for the citizens of favara

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six fourteen-sided red prisms ‘super pods’ make up of a luminous body and a loudspeaker

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the project was designed in collaboration with miliashop – a furniture brand

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inbetween the wooden elements, earth and plants have been planted

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the wooden elements are made of phenolic plywood and knots of okoumè timber

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honeycomb and bees were the main influence for the design

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zighizaghi transforms its external space into a dynamic environment where music acts as a vehicle between nature
and visitors

 

 

project info:

 

architecture: francesco lipari and giuseppe conti
project manager: giuseppe grova
client: milia arredamenti
realization: falegnameria leto srl, lavorazioni metalliche grano, vivai garlisi, gbr di baldo srl
interactive project: blu network
photos: giuseppe guarneri and riccio blu
area: 320 sqm
place: favara (ag)
year: 2016

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