3ndy Studio was committed for the renovation of the Campiello, which has been inaugurated in september 2011. The project reached its goal of retraining a very important part of Vigonovo, realizing a new place of social aggregation in completion with the historical center, bringing it back to life and to its ancient glory and tradition.
This huge piece of history has become, in the project of the Campiello, a big sculpture made of 190 sheets of corten steel which spread for 300 mq and are to be read as a giant and enigmatic page of a book. The idea is to present again the design of the nineteenth-century building, destroyed by a fire. Performing a reconstruction of this building might have been a chance but it would have been false, so we decided to take the way of commemoration.
The facade designed by 3ndy Studio reproduce the dimension of the destroy one, but however suggests the spot of time on the plaster. In order to complete the facade and make it an exclusive one. 3ndy Studio under suggestion of Philippe Daverio, asked Giorgio Milani, a sculptor from Piacenza, to take part in this big artistic operation. Milani wrote on this page, enriching by using fullness and emptiness due to the words of the alphabet carved from the panels of corten steel.
From here has been born “Footfalls echo in the memory”, a work of lettering, which means composing letters and symbols carefully chosen by the artist, Giorgio Milani, according to their nineteenth-century origin (the age in which this building as been built) and their aesthetics dress, balancing 22 different alphabets, upper-case and lower-case letters, of differ rent fonts in order to have an aesthetic and cultural harmony.
Architect: 3ndy Studio
Years of building: 2007-2012
Photographer: FG+ SG by Fernando Guerra