Sainthorto is a project curated by OFL Architecture of an interactive garden which thanks to Arduino and a good part of creativity, interacts with the environment producing a soundscape where the melody changes according to the environmental changes and the meteorological parameters shaping an always unique space. Sainthorto is a contemporary and energetic garden characterized by a series of full and empty triangles which follow one another according to a educational path with sociologic and cultural functions.
Sainthorto is the winning project of the international competition Hortocontest and has been presented for the first time during the Maker Faire Europe Rome in 2013, then at the Milan Wired Next Fest for Expo 2015 and at IF and Farm Cultural Park in Favara.
Sainthorto is also winner of the prestigious Architizer A+ Award 2014 and its drawings have been exhibited at the Moma Museum of Modern Art in New York within the exhibit “Cut ‘n’ Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City”.
Sainthorto’s first configuration was conceived by Francesco Lipari, Vanessa Todaro and Federico Giacomarra along with Vincenzo Core, Marco Pesoli and Alberto Serra. It’s an “island” that activates all senses for the well-being of people and plants. A green space with arps who act as support for plants with seating for dining.
A dinamic environment where people meet up and find themselves, a space which sends messages to socialnetworks, tells about itself on internet and activate water with a tweet. This is Sainthorto, the project of an interdisciplinary team who wants to push in a new way of conceiving green and urban gardens joining architecture, music, nature, culture and social technologies.


Architecture: OFL Architecture
Client: Maker Faire Rome
Area: 140 mq
City: Rome
Year: 2013


Sainthorto | Maker Faire Rome

3 – 6 October 2013

Sainthorto | Wired Next Fest

16-18 May, 2014

Sainthorto | IF and Farm Cultural Park

December 20th 2014 – June 20th 2015

Sainthorto | Giardini dell'Artemision

July 18th – September 7th 2015