Rome Recreation Centre, Building, Architect, Images, Design, Italian Project

Ludo Roma : Recreation Centre Rome

Contemporary Roman Building, Italy – design by studioUap with Land srl, Italia

13 Nov 2008

Corviale Recreation Centre

Rome, Italy
Dates built: 2005-08
Design: studioUap with Land srl

Ludo Roma

Ludo Roma - Recreation Centre Rome, studioUap

Rome, 3 Mar 2009


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The Ludo Roma project for the renovation of the Public Park and the new Children’s Centre next to the Corviale Housing in the outskirts of Rome, designed by LAND Srl and StudioUAP, has been awarded with a special prize in occasion of the Fifth edition of the Innovation and Urban Quality Prize ( The project has been fostered by the XVI Department of the City of Rome within the “Contratto di Quartiere II – Corviale”, in one of the suburban areas of the city internationally known for its social suffering.

Corviale Recreation Centre – Project Description

The renovation of the 14.000 sqm Park foresees the introduction of new activities together with a Children’s Recreation Centre for 45 kids.

The project for the park foresees the improvement of the existing pathways and introduction of new trees. At the present it’s abandoned conditions and topographic morphology especially along the borders makes it an unsafe place for the inhabitants. The project’s aim is to introduce a coherent structure of its spaces identifying in a clear sequence the accesses and pathways. The new episodes for leisure and play are underlined by the use of the materials and a new vegetation map.

The building is constructed to compliment the morphology of the site in order to improve its environmental impact. The new (360 sqm) “bridge” building is on one level, located across a descending slope of the park facing the Corviale Housing building. It is possible to walk over the curved rooftop and reach the existing different ground levels. A new public space is introduced without subtracting any surface from the park. Two main activities are foreseen: the Children’s Recreation Centre (reading room, 2 laboratories, 2 halls and facilities); the Deposit for recycling materials for the “Re Mida” project. Solar panels will cover 50% of the energy requirements.

STUDIOUAP, in Rome since 2001, it’s works are mostly on public spaces and participation. Urban projects, architecture and landscape design are the occasions for experimenting models for the introduction of social interaction especially with children and low tech architecture. Recent prizes: First prize for the “Meno e più 5” Competition in Rome and Paesaggi Mirati in Novara.

Corviale Recreation Centre – Building Information

Landscape: Mauro Brenni, Alain Carnelli, Gianluca Guido Lugli, Adriana Piante, Giovanni Sala
Architecture: Silvia Cioli, Luca D’Eusebio, Giacomo Di Rienzo, Giovanna Domjianni, Andrea Mangoni
Structural design: Franco Iacobelli
Electrical and mechanical engineering design: Eugenio Cimino

Renovation green area 297.025,00 €
Recreation centre 435.000,00 €
Park surface 14.000 sqm
Building surface 261 sqm

The green area beneath the well known Corviale building, along via Poggioverde and via Mazzacurati has been involved in a participated decision taking process. As a result the Municipality of Rome has decided to renovate the park and build a new recreation area for kids (ages 3-12 years).

The program for the recreation centre for 45 children foresees: 2 laboratories, a reading room, a hall facing the park and a hall facing the street with a secretary and facilities. It also includes spaces for the “Re Mida” project: a wide storage room where kids can pick the materials to be re-used for arts and crafts activities.

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The project has to deal with two major problems: 1. build a construction in a existing public green area; 2. improve the accessibility to the existing park from the Corviale housing.
The first problem needs a solution with minor waste of public surface. The building is located and shaped in such a way it is made possible to walk on it’s roof. This solves also the second problem since the roof, covered with outdoor rubber material, has a sloped shape and connects the park to the street, like a “bridge” building that leads the pedestrian walkway over the existing hill. For the disabled it is possible to walk through the building since the inner space “cuts” through the hill.

An urban signal is positioned next to the main entrance on via Mazzacurati: a metal structure about 4 mt high where to place the advertisements for the recreation centre’s activities and the solar panels.
The façade is in wood, glass and metal. A thick metal strip (40 cm) underlines the sloping line of the rooftops and contains the water drainage system. The glass windows are protected with removable metal grids.

Ludo Roma – Rome Recreation Centre images / information from studioUap 131108


Location: Corviale, Rome, Italy

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