Ferrara, Italy
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House G | Mini-Tower Residential Building
Ferrara (Fe) - first prize
Just a few meters from one of the most beautiful straights of the Renaissance defensive walls complex, within the compact urban structure of the historic center of Ferrara, an existing building from the early fifties reaches a bold new face through a surgery recovery and expansion. The consolidated architectural body, growing in height in search of a spectacular view of the horizon and leaving the traditional brick cladding, changes its skin, resulting in a material body, simple and rigorous, with carved openings that meet the original layout geometry. Fields and color variations, demarcated by three-dimensional carvings in the wall surfaces, stir the ingredients of the common language of urban housing, and gives prospects a taste of contemporary, while retaining the building, subject to the constraint of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage Office, an elegant and austere character.