‘Green over the Giey’ is the slogan prompted by the people of Matera’s desire to cover the infamies of a recent past by bringing nature back into the cities. Matera, of course, has rocks, the ‘sassi,’ as well as green spaces.
Ambasz finds great resonance between his architecture and that of the sassi.
The organic landscape produced by the fusion of architecture and nature that distinguishes the design was inspired by the natural-artificial landscape that has
been a feature of Matera and its environs for millennia.