An urban park in northwest Milan with three major landforms, ponds, gardens, and sculpture.

Landscape and gardens always carry the imprint of time on their surface and in their growth and decay. For the Parco Portello in Milan the underlying concept is the Ritmo del Tempo, the various rhythms of time that pulsate on earth and in the universe, the basis for music. Thus here the three large mounds convey the three eras of cultural time in Milan - prehistory, history and the future - and the small garden portrays many rhythms from the heartbeat to the four seasons to the major events of the universe. All in all these rhythms of growing and walking are in tight syncopation.

Spirals of Time, Parco Portello, Milan, Italy

2002-2012 (with LAND and Margherita Brianza)

Early Plan of Parco Portello
Early Model of Parco Portello
The Three Ages
Aerial view of Portello Park
Parco Portello
Mound Three: Present
Parco Portello
The Time Garden
The Time Walk
The Time Walk