program: Integrated project of urban renewal and economic revitalization of the neighborhood-social S. Polo Torre “Tintoretto”
> total area: 7 114 m2
> floor area: 3 850 m2
committente: Azienda Lombarda per l’edilizia residenziale di Brescia
project: Alfonso Femia * with
structural engineering: Iquadro Ingnegneria srl
services engineering: Ai Studio
geology and geotechnics: Enrico Verrando
contractor: PHP Rubner Objektbau GmbH – S.r.l.
The use of wood as energy and comfort device, is making always different each apartment and its relationship to the outside.” AF
The design theme of the contact with nature and the surrounding context of the lot is also reported in the study of elevations: every element of the system is designed in accordance with indigenous materials and colours of the surrounding landscape.
The plaster of facades, burgundy coloured as shades of the earth, is combined with laminated wood elements that make up a game of movements aimed at creating a drawing on all sides of the buildings.
The wood applied to the front, through the dark-light combination projected on the building, gives intensity to a volume that would otherwise be flat. The final of the four volumes has been modified by reprising the background marked by the Maddalena Mountain situated behind the complex, so that the slopes of the roofs watches the prospects in succession, mark among them a broken movement, a line of different heights, the new relationship between building and background.
The use of wood as energy and comfort device, is making always different each apartment and its relationship to the outside. It features the four buildings in a different way, eliminating the indifference of repetitiveness. Each resident will identify himself with his apartment, with his new place to live.
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> End of construction for buildings in Brescia – interview with Alfonso Femia