Parma, Italy

Parma Italy Plaza – School Project


This was an MIT graduate school project led by the guest architect, Giancarlo de Carlo. For this effort, Mindy took advantage of experimenting with various (non-computer) 2-D media. The challenge presented was to make something of the ruins of a church in Parma, Italy. Mindy’s design added an over-scaled, inhabitable staircase, garden, glass roof, water elements, and tower that incorporated the excavated ruins into contemporary use. Her intention was that this would become a location for outdoor concerts and other private and public events, making a connection between past and present. The ruins would become a place of repose, perspective, and contemplation.