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Facoltà di Architettura, Università di Palermo

Places bathed by the sea


Some paths lead to places bathed by the sea. They curve against the wind, like the streets of the ancient city of Drepanon. An osteria, an emporium, a ballroom and a stage on the water, appear distinct and linked according to an urban poetic: towers, piers, a red house on stilts, a petrified ship and a wall opposite the beach. Each shape changes, as its living together makes it something else. Each part of the building resonates in the other, as in an ancient village, where life and time settle the earth.

English translation: Charles Searson


By Antonino Cardillo

Antonino Cardillo, Echoes, Trapani, thesis, Università di Palermo, 2001. CGI: Antonino Cardillo

Antonino Cardillo, Echoes, Trapani, 2001.


  • Time: Dec. 2001
  • Place: Trapani Marina, Trapani, Italy
  • Area: 6,000 m² (three storeys)
  • Typology: pier

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  • Architecture design: Antonino Cardillo
  • School: Facoltà di Architettura, Università di Palermo (degree’s thesis tutor: Giovanni Sarta)

Selected publications

  • Antonino Cardillo, ‘Taking a position’, build Das Architekten-Magazin, no. 5/11, ed. Ralf Ferdinand Broekman and Olaf Winkler, Wuppertal, Oct. 2011, p. 46.
  • Antonino Cardillo, ‘Echoes entertainment centre’, in New Concept Architecture, vol. I, ed. Xing Rihan, Rihan, Hong Kong, June 2010, pp. 242‑247.