©Kengo Kuma & Associates

Italy 2007Two Carps


In occasion of this monographic retrospective exhibition, we were honored to show our work; but most of all we were glad to have the chance to build something inside such a significant historical space as the “Palazzo della Ragione di Padova” is.

Our aim was to transform this massive empty space into a metaphor of a Japanese garden, so we imagined two enormous “koi” carps floating in the space. A backlit path (with our projects images as pavement), would guide the visitors like in a garden through the different built pavilions, and towards some significant points of the existing building dialoguing with it and making it become part of this promenade experience.

Team Javier Villar Ruiz, Shuhei Kamiya* Construction Molteni Cooperation Molteni Others Carlotta De Bevilacqua Publication Shinkenchiku 2008/02