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The Forum set up inside The Italian Stone Theatrethis year also hosted the Stone section of the Archmarathon Award, an international event created by Platform Magazine that brings together design studios and projects implemented in various countries around the world.
The elegant set-ups and calibrated lights forming the backdrop to the frenetic coming and going of visitors during an exhibition are only the point of arrival for a path that, in the case of stone architecture, actually starts off from huge quarry blocks.
On the one hand, a poetic inspiration based on the idea of a garden with its roots – as one may well say – in the western philosophical tradition; on the other, a radically different concept that embodies the seeds of the Japanese garden.
The name that the designers used to define this architecture is unequivocal and readily understandable: “casa de piedra”.
Where history and current affairs merge yet again, it is up to architecture to help build the identity of the venue: and this can only be achieved by stone architecture when the landscape context and the public and symbolic role of the building alike so
three towers on the water.