LuOgo by Edilpiu & Orizzontale - Photo © Gianluca Gasperoni
LuOgo by Edilpiu & Orizzontale - Photo © Gianluca Gasperoni

LuOgo is a multifaceted space, an intimate yet public area, a permeable enclosure, an open-air room, a thin membrane that embraces a portion of public space, giving it new functions. Inaugurated on 23 June 2022 by Edilpiù, LuOgo – Costruire lo spazio comune, was conceived in synergy with the Orizzontale collective, which has made architecture as a practice of inclusion its distinctive feature, and will animate the garden at the foot of the Rocca Estense, the bastion fortress icon of the city, throughout the summer season. 

In nomadic architecture, the circle is the most immediate form through which a place is identified, as both a founding act and an ephemeral gesture. In this spirit, LuOgo temporarily inhabits, with its circular parterre, the lawn of Piazza dei Martiri, constituting a new centrality. Resulting from a self-construction workshop open to inhabitants and young professionals, the installation reinterprets the concept of threshold, imagining it as a shared space and not as a border, with the aim of bringing the community back into the collective spaces of small urban centres. 

Enriched with terraces, swings, slides and deckchairs, the wooden perimeter structure is equipped with LED lighting and screened by shading sheets and metal nets covered by climbing plants, to constitute a rhythm in the visual score and an impalpable protection filter between the interior and external.

Client: Edilpiù
Patronage: Comune di Lugo, Regione Emilia Romagna
Technical Partner: Parisi 1876, Quick lighting, Berner
Photos: Gianluca Gasperoni