Interpreting the matter of constant transition for the different actors inhabiting Lampedusa (Italy) and gathering their common needs together with what the island is lacking.
The island of Lampedusa has for many years
seen a constant flow of newcomers and tourists,
staying only for a short period of time and then
leaving. This has brought significant changes to
the Lampedusian society that is slowly
abandoning local traditions and methods in
order to prioritize tourism. Through the creation
of a meeting space, the project aims to exploit
the big flow of people in a positive way to create
different opportunities among the people
inhabiting the island.
The project aims to add what the Island and its
people are lacking and at the same time have a
symbolic value as landmark and memory of what
Lampedusa has been going through in the last
The intervention reacts to the reality of this small
Mediterranean island, full of contradictions and
potential, as a “bridge building” which wants to
connect the main town street to the sea and be a
clear response to the actual stillness of the
government and local authorities in front of the
Gathering the needs of three main groups, locals, newcomers and tourists.