Maurizio Vellucci, a young architect from Alatri in the province of Frosinone, has never doubted his passion. A passion that has turned into work. He thinks that architecture is a trade, but I believe that he doesn’t say art at the service of people only out of modesty.
The needs of our times, he states sure, as if it were a logical deduction, are the protection of the environment and nature. His work is inspired by these principles. That is how Beeboat was created, a sustainable mobility system that can be used in protected marine areas and ports, with which Maurizio took part in a competition with some of his colleagues.
Called by Marevivo, the competition is looking for projects and ideas for structures that use renewable energy for sustainable mobility in protected marine areas. So Maurizio looks for a specific area, identifies the biggest problem and intervenes, coming up with an idea that can offer an eco-sustainable and alternative proposal. The target area is Ponza: its port has a problem of overcrowding and confusion. Maurizio Vellucci’s proposal is small islands that can protect the big island, sentries to the beauty of the Pontine area. The steel poles and wharfs that allow 5 skiffs to dock produce energy from wind and photovoltaic sources and allow a whole port to survive at zero environmental impact and with zero energy costs.
Maurizio’s idea is original and beautiful, as on the one hand it is useful and give a better life and on the other it is also attractive in its light, simple design. And, in the end, this is his idea of the world, making life better without losing the beauty of things.
The story has been written by Nicola Ingenito, writer