New Casino at Campione
      The area for the new Municipal Casino and its corollary services is positioned next to the historical centre, at the foot of the hill where the town rises. In this geographical context the lot, which extends from the hill to the lakeside, shows an unusual territorial articulation with respect to the alignment of the lakeside infrastructures, oriented quite differently at this point.         The area is thus a place where diverse geographical and architectural fabrics coexist: on one side the old town, and on the other the development realised in this century. This peculiarity is at the basis of the project as it draws two footpaths from the hill to the lake, traced perpendicular to the contiguous urban plans.         In this way, a rhomboidal lot is defined whose borders open toward the lake. These paths form a system of stairs useful to the whole community: sidewalks connecting the lakeside quarter to the hillside area. It is a system of paths which grazes the sides of the existing streets to form a great void in the middle.


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