Simone Bossi catches the atmosphere – both contemporary and ancient – of the renewed “castelgrande” of Bellinzona in Switzerland. Its most original parts dating back to the 13th century, the old stone castle saw a cunning revitalization through the 1980s by an architect from Switzerland – Aurelio Galfetti. The 20th-century transformation allows a straightforward reading of Europe’s history through the fortress’s account while offering a practical use of the structures and the park for Bellinzona’s village residents and residents. The formidable stone fortress’s walls of Castelgrande are interrupted with brutalist, clean geometries – a dichotomy caught by an Italian artist Simone Bossi. The photographer reveals the beauty of the place with his series of pictures, which results from its powerful layering of various ages, with parts spanning many centuries across antiquity. This form of “layered history” is continued by a 20th-century architect – Aurelio Galfetti – who echoes the site’s old stonework expression while still honoring his unique contemporary style.
He comments on the restoration of “Castelgrande” that the commission was only about the rock buildings’ top. He believed it was more crucial to give the recovery an urban dimension. Finally, the project forms some secondary areas to support the city producing a public park only made of stone walls, rock, a lake in the sky, and four trees. A garden is a place to go and stay, so this offer includes a pathway through shared space, a void that brings people together with fantastic landscape down to lake maggiore.