The tree walk, set at the intermediary level between the two main fortress structures, provides both access to the new observatory houses and a unique public space to view the surrounding landscape and night sky. At the southwest corner is the sky lounge, strategically positioned at the juncture of the two existing paths and serving as a welcome center and entry point to the new facilities and old fortress. In contrast to the heavy materiality of the stone fortress, the houses are made of timber and glass, maximizing views toward the starry night.
Location: Roccascalegna, Italy
Program: Observatory Houses
Status: Competition, Finalist Mention
Team: Evelyn Ting, Paul Tse