« a questa città fu poi messo il nome greco siracosion per questa cagione, perché tal nome in lingua latina, vuol dire, io vo verso alla quiete. »
Tommaso Fazello, 1628
The lighthouse. Place where the greek structure of ortygia and the roman cardo-decumanus system are meld together with the nature of cliff.
Tension between finite and infinite.
As a rock eroded by the time, the siracosion establishes morphological relationships with the site, searching of the deep value of its genius loci.
Slab of greek proportions and sicilian colors.
fence, lived wall, “cutted” only by the old architectures from which catch the light of day and nigth. Contemporary lighthouse.
Podium where “the divinity meets the humans”.
Basic unit where the privacy of a retired and contemplative life of the “cell”, slowly blend toward the core of public life, the piazza. Intersection point between cardo and decumanus, place contended between entrance and exit.