ORIZZONTALE is an architecture and urban art collective based in Rome, which has specialized on mobile architectures and temporary installations in public space. Their installation “8 ½”, for which they rebuilt the set of Fellini’s eponymous film as a mobile theatrical stage from beer kegs and timber, was awarded the Maxxi Museum and MoMa PS1’s Young Architects Program prize in 2014. The seven-strong team’s installations are often realized from mostsimple residual materials and in collaboration with the respective neighbourhood’s residents. It is thus that public squares are turned into virtual rocket launch pads for a few days or wooden icebergs suddenly loom in the Italian capital. As residents of “Italy’s most Northern city”, we Cologne citizens know very well that one or the other public spot is in dire need of a makeover.


Pic: Alessandro Imbriaco