REFURBISHMENT OF PALAZZO CLEMENTE

recupero di un edificio storico e sua rifunzionalizzazione come sede della per Fondazione “Malvina Menegaz Castellalto / Italy / 2009

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The building named 'Palazzo Clemente' is representative of a very important part in the Castelbasso's village a distinguishable architecture respect to the other elements that form the urban aggregate. Palazzo Clemente is the only one example in Castelbasso that has been preserved by the building development that imposed the saturation of all free parts around the palaces other inside the original boundary walls conserving the interior courtyard. The construction was began after 1357 on the Clemente's family property and it evolved during the centuries following the events of the same family. This historical evolution of the building was been carefully analized and recostructed during the study of the discovered parts of the building. This analysis showed us how many modifications has had the original configuration of Palazzo Clemente. His perfect knowledge and comprehension in the historical structural and aestethic aspects was been the starting base for the project of the refurbishment works. In this way the walls of Palazzo Clemente were been as a map to follow from which we could oriented all concept about his refurbishment. The carefully observation of the wall layers has permitted to identify different methodologies of construction used for the different modifications made on the original volume during the centuries. The new concept for the using the space of Palazzo Clemente try to express all architectural potential to accommodate different public functions: Art exhibitions teaching activities and the administrative offices of the foundation Malvina Menegaz that has subsidized the restoration. The architectural ideas have tried to repurpose and to strengthen the historical urban value of strategic node in the medieval traces of Castelbasso borough. The insertions of the new elements (stairs toilets etc ...) have assumed the role of timely events set between the original building layers: a sensitive dialogue between old and new interventions in an attempt to link between the ancient history of the building its present and its future.
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    The building named 'Palazzo Clemente' is representative of a very important part in the Castelbasso's village a distinguishable architecture respect to the other elements that form the urban aggregate. Palazzo Clemente is the only one example in Castelbasso that has been preserved by the building development that imposed the saturation of all free parts around the palaces other inside the original boundary walls conserving the interior courtyard. The construction was began after 1357 on...

    Project details
    • Year 2009
    • Work started in 2006
    • Work finished in 2009
    • Main structure Masonry
    • Client OSVALDO MENEGAZ - Fondazione Malvina Menegaz
    • Contractor CINGOLI NICOLA & FIGLIO
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Multi-purpose Cultural Centres / Recovery/Restoration of Historic Buildings
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