A reference to vernacular architecture, with small compact constructions marked by pitched roofs, evokes the image of a dense aggregate of small buildings fit together. In this sense, the complex looks like an autonomous “micro-village”, where different public functions coexists (kindergarten, senior center, social housing) with different paths through ground elevation levels that come into relationship with the existing topography, establishing an unbreakable connection with the surrounding landscape. The new complex interacts both with the built landscape and the features of mountain architecture, express its essence of “stone architecture” , where the stone as cladding material is the remembrance element of history and nature. The intervention assumes a compact conformation, with a unitary basement crowned by vertical blocks with their inclined roof profiles. The apparently introvert nature of the construction is denied by the paths that invites us to approach the complex from various sides.
City council of Sappada (BL)
Studio Comoglio Architetti