Modernity Uncovered

Hannah Hogan
Cyle King

Fourth year BARCH studio: Rome

The Torrione Prenestino exists today as an unidentified ruin isolated on an island of its surrounding urban fabric. Enclosing the remains are harsh boundaries including high-speed traffic, industrial railyards, and above all, a fenced boundary literally defining the plot separate from its adja-cent context. A site that has the potential to unify the congruence of the intersection of multiple urban nodes, networks, and demographics, does the exact opposite with its present discriminating boundaries. Through our analysis of this urban condition, we have made it a priority to address these issues of site disconnection not only for the public, but also its ur-ban fabric.