During our time in Italy it became clear that the need for people to gather in public places is an important part of the small town Italian lifestyle.
We sought to create a place where all the different factions in Castiglion Fiortentino could come together and enjoy the arts and culture of their town. For this we decided to design a dance and culture center where the nearby elementary school students could take dance classes, tourists could learn about and taste the agricultural productions of the area, and where locals can gather for indoor and outdoor performances.
In addition the center is cited so that everyone arriving from the train station can traverse the intervention and learn about the towns vibrant history and traditions as the ascend to the historic part of town. The goal for this project was to bring people together as well as tell the story of Castiglion Fiorentino in a way that incorporated agriculture, cooking, art, and dance.