- Metrogramma makes the most of the Rhaetian side of Valtellina
With the payoff "When nature and culture come together to generate new life", the project by Metrogramma, the architecture firm that created the new Iris exhibition space in Moscow, sets up new ties between the Rhaetian side of the Valtellina landscape and the end user who now has mediated and meditated access to nature.
So, after carefully studying the territory, the architects created forty small plazas along the route of more than sixty kilometres linking Morbegno, Sondrio and Tirano. The route is halfway up the mountainside and the goal is to make the most of the landscape and create the opportunity to experience a general vision for the future of Valtellina, with a sustainable, dynamic project.
A truly sustainable approach with the architecture playing a key role in the creation of a new attraction where the new cultural and environmental path enhanced by pedestrian rest areas in the most interesting spots sets off the existing infrastructure between valley and ridge and at the same time extends an invitation to discover the whole southern side of the Alps.
The architectural project supports theenrichment of the territory: like what's happening in Norway with the National Tourist Routes, Metrogramma proposes a crucial architecture for the comprehension and therefore the protection of the natural environment.
Project: Metrogramma, http://www.metrogramma.com/
Location: Valtellina, Italy
Photograohy: © Cristina Bigliatti and Francesco Betta (see captions)