Asymptote, the architects behind the striking Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi, is to design the ‘Parco Degli Angeli’ (Park of Angels) in the Italian hill town of Peccioli.
It features a 800-seat amphitheatre and various interactive sculptures, including numerous places that allow for viewing the surrounding countryside.
The architects described the project as “a unique opportunity to intervene within a pristine landscape and to make evident the possibility of juxtaposing a provocative and inspired future against a remarkable and historical significant context.”
Responding to the environment through a kinetic canopy, the amphitheatre’s white tensile fabric cladding transforms through a system of apertures and directional funnels that serves to mediate airflow and daylight. In the meantime, embedded photovoltaics harness energy from solar exposure.