IL CORTILE GENTILE

COMPETITION FOR REFURBISHMENT OF THE S. FRANCESCO COURTYARD IN FABRIANO – SECOND PLACE

[…] “L’atrio più esterno, accessibile a tutti e perciò chiamato «atrio dei gentili», s’estendeva fino ad uno sbarramento in pietra che segnava il limite permesso ai pagani…i due suoi lati esterni, orientale e meridionale, erano costituiti da due sontuosi portici: quello orientale che guardava la valle del Cedron, chiamato impropriamente “portico di Salomone”; quello meridionale che andava dalla valle del Cedron a quella del Tiropeon, chiamato “portico regio” […]

We must make courageous gestures to change things’ essence until embracing the risk of clashing with the indifference or resignation of those who believe that change is not feasible.
In action, we open ourselves to the new, reflect on the past, and look forward to the future.
Herod the Great, who reigned over Judea during the years 20-19 BC, decided to take action and initiate a significant process of restoring and renovating the ancient temple of Jerusalem.
The progressive idea of the ruler was to dedicate a space in the temple to non-Jews, also known as Gentiles. Jews, non-Jews, circumcised and uncircumcised, members or not of the chosen people, persons educated in the Law, and persons who were not, had access to these spaces to confront priests and rabbis on religious and cultural themes.
The atrium-gentium, or courtyard of the Gentiles (or pagans), was a unique and attractive space where everyone could cross and stay, without distinction of culture, language, or religious profession: a place of encounter and diversity. From the essence of this place comes the inspiration of this project.
The concept involves reimagining the relevant areas of the Complex of San Francesco, which are now remote and inaccessible, as inclusive areas that can attract citizens and distant visitors, bringing them back to the community.
Spaces have been transformed into social places that are open to interaction and dialogue, and are accessible to all, in this sense, “Gentile”.

DATE: 2023

LOCATION: FABRIANO (AN), IT

CLIENT: FABRIANO MUNICIPALITY

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