A patchwork of vintage iron gates and railings on the upper façade of the house form a brise-soleil filtering natural light and casting dynamic lace patterned shadows inside. The intricacy of this brise-soleil is a distinctive feature of the building.
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The intense, all-encompassing perception fully reflects those characteristics Italy is renowned for. Both the form and the idea of a gateway leading into Casa Alitalia are reflected in the concept of a large doorway leading into an italian building, a passage that takes guest from the chaotic airport environment, into a calm, inviting, sophisticated space.
The street level houses fifty three vending stalls configured in an organic and fluid arrangement, which reinterprets the grid of the traditional market. The two upper levels house a couple of restaurants and roof deck. The project also includes and open air space surrounded by a fully functional vertical vegetable garden, from which fresh produce will be harvest to then be sold at the market, thus completing the cycle of production-distribution-retail.