The city Rome runs in two opposing directions when facing urban density and new development. While the spatial density of Rome carries the cramped similar to that of a heavily populated metropolis, its population density is lower than Paris, Berlin, or Barcelona. To further exacerbate the issue, new development within the historic district has difficulty gaining popular support, leading to urban sprawl and an unnecessary tension between the development and historic fabrics. To counter this issue, the project proposes to increase the density of its housing units through inverting the urban condition, increasing the living density while decreasing the spatial density. Through the construction, the project also gives to the city an open air public space for city inhabitants and housing residents.
Layering Fabric Cultural Center