Fences and railings impede the access to the abandoned sports field. The reminiscence of the field weaves together with the outline of the piazza d’armi conceived by Vanvitelli, originated from the mass of the Reggia di Caserta and the hemicycles. The enclosed field has a specific organizing ability, it defines an inside, an outside, a threshold between the city and the magnetic area rich in possible significance. The elliptic void of the piazza d’armi is instead the sign on which the design is based.
A concrete ring is placed at the centre of the site. The exterior appears like an imposing wall of elementary geometry. By approaching and moving away from the park’s perimeter and from the surrounding buildings, the wall generates spaces of variable dimensions. The equipped garden is located in these areas, extension of the neighbouring houses. Three openings give access to the internal space, where the wall articulates as a volume in the deep portico surmounted by the vault and by the pitched covering. Long panche di via (benches) run along the wall base, balancing the basement of the structure. The monumental architecture of the portico surrounds the square punctuated at times by beds of cacti and palm trees.