Università di Palermo, Trapani

Places bathed by the sea


Some paths lead to places bathed by the sea. They curve against the wind, like the streets of the 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.

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

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


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



School: Facoltà di Architettura, Università di Palermo
Tutor: Giovanni Sarta

Architecture design: Antonino Cardillo
Computer-generated imagery: Antonino Cardillo
Text: Antonino Cardillo

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.