Come back to Itaca
“Come back to Ithaca” is the journey back home, to be accomplished through a physical and mental path.
NaCl Team is an architectural laboratory based in Catania, Sicily, founded by architects Silvia Giuffrida, Sandro Del Lesto and Martina Pappalardo.
After academic and professional experiences in Italy and abroad, the three met on the island and together developed architectural and landscape projects, with particular attention to issues related to environmental sustainability and social action in the regeneration of urban landscape. They are inspired by the natural elements while reinterpreting the effects of cultural contaminations.
Through the archetypal model of inclusion, the garden protects and preserves an intimate secret that will be revealed only to the most daring traveller. The journey will be the true source of enrichment for the visitor, just like it was for Ulysses.
In this garden the theme of productivity is given two interpretations: on the one hand, while approaching the centre, the visitor will observe the vegetation increase in the proximity of water; on the other hand, he will also experience a production of thoughts and reflections, making an introspective sensory experience. At the end of the path the visitor will find himself on a patch of dry land, transformed both by the saja and by the knowledge gathered during the trip.