Buildings can create great obstacles in urban environments, sometimes seemingly more impenetrable than natural topography. In many ways, it sounds like the social associations of the Sant'Elia infrastructure have caused a great divide between the two parts of Cagliari, Italy.
The deCanyon project is Gijo Paul George's solution to uniting the two precincts, comprising a proposal to re-sculpt the waterfront and construct architectural links across the metropolitan gorge. The abstract shapes could house a variety of public and private programs, improving outdoor and indoor environments and blurring the boundaries between the alleged badlands and the core of the city.
Such adjustments to the urban fabric of the Sardinian city would rectify the reputation of one neighborhood's image and bring more urbanites to the shoreline to gentrify the neglected geographical asset.