To design something that should protect archaeological remains from the wind and rain while excavations take place. 

Our Approach

The 3-dimentional folds in origami create a poetic reference for these cantilever structures. The canopies are designed to feel so light that they might, one day, fly away - when the excavations are complete. Each canopy is rooted to the ground by a single vertical point, meaning minimum disruption to the Roman mosaics thanks to the flexible arrangements of the structures. Furthermore, visitors are able to peer through the origami-esque canopies to see the archaeological remains for themselves. 


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