Aurelia Ibach | Verena Hurler | Fabiola Leonett von Wachter | Simon Schwarzl
The concept is based on the landscape of Lombardy an it's most characteristic element forming it - the river Po. Once most of the area along it was covered with forests, close to the river most distinctly: riparian forests. Now only a few 'islands' of this forgotten landscape are left in the anthropogenic shaped Po Valley, the interconnection of this valuable refuge for flora and fauna has shrunken.
Referring to this happening, the design is built on a Natura2000 map showing the accumulation of river forests from isolated islands in the landscape. These are brought on the square by interpreting the prominent cobblestone pattern of the Piazza. The path on the ground is based on the river Po, it has its source at the Battistero di Bergamo, then crosses the square and dissolves in the form of a delta, which leads to the satellites inside the Città Alta.
Single layers are exhibited on small Piazzas along the main road Via Gombito. On one hand the satellites should heighten the visitors' curiosity. On the other hand they represent the shrimping interconnectedness between the protected islands. Following the individual satellites, you arrive at Piazza Vecchia, where the topic of the riparian forest gathers and can be reconstructed in an overall installation. Further information is given at the info point, also riparian forests near Bergamo have been identified, which can easily be reached for excursions by bicycle.