Wednesday 16 September 2009

Volcano architecture ...

I just saw on the Eruptions blog that a volcano-shaped shopping mall has been built outside of Naples! This is seriously cool! I actually remember driving past a sign for 'Vulcano Buono' last year while on the road from Naples to Rome, and wondered what it might be. Apparently the mall is naturally insulated and the crater supports pine forest and an outdoor theatre. Inside there is a cinema, and shops, restaurants, a hotel and a supermarket. Check out the Vulcano Buono website for more cool photos!

1 comment:

Massimo Betello said...

Ma no ghe credo!
It might have an apotropaic function, actually.
An the project is by Renzo Piano.

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