The intervention involves the demolition of a three-story residential building above ground level as well as a warehouse and a garage. Their construction dates back to the 1950s and 1960s.
The area is located close to the old neighborhood of Via Beata Giovanna, south of the historic center in the first perimeter of extramural expansion. The area has a low density urbanisation which is diverse and irregular. Consequently, large green spaces remain embedded, which – albeit private – contribute to the identity and quality of the urban setting.
The elevation design provides a second, visual relationship by embracing the historic district protected by the Civic Tower as well as the surrounding landscape features, principally the Asiago Plateau on the left and the Grappa Massif on the right.
The choice to demolish the existing buildings, which lack relevant architectural value, was based on their poor state of conservation as well as their incompatibility with new building standards that must address sustainability, resident well-being and comfort, energy consumption and the environment.
The project therefore features a new building that focuses on quality and innovation. The four floors of the building house 10 apartments of different composition and size, with living rooms that overlook deep loggias both on the south-east and north-west façades.
This ensures that the space reflects a strong relationship with the surrounding exterior: the existing urban green spaces at ground level and the surrounding landmarks on the upper floors.
The project examines the themes of urban nature and context, form and structure, architectural language and materiality with attention to construction details. Likewise, it engages ideas of flexibility and spatial organization of interior settings in dwelling typologies, their spatial interpretations and their views on the city-scape.
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