The residential building Omodeo 57, in via Omodeo, is the first built among those of the PIRP (plan for the redevelopment of the suburbs) promoted by the Municipality of Bari. The densification of the urban fabric is among the main goals of the PIRP, to be pursued through the planning of two new building complexes. The first one, Omodeo 57, located between the important green areas of the University Campus’s Bothanical Garden and Villa Capriati; the second is under construction, near the Church of San Marcello. The residential building Omodeo 57 stands on the border of the area covered by the plan, filling the plot and recreating the alignment with the neighbouring buildings.
Two buildings of different heights rise from a common base, with different fronts on the public streets. The taller one, facing via Omodeo, contains apartments, offices and shops, while the element facing via Colajanni is totally dedicated to housing.
The facades on the public streets consist of an interweaving of frames based on elementary geometries.