Children's Home in Nosy
Nosy Be, Madagascar - ongoing
“Giovanna per il Madagascar Onlus” is an NPO active in Madagascar for 20 years now. More specifically it operates in Nosy Be island, assisting children affected by diabetes and limb malformations.Since Madagascar is characterised by high poverty rates and low literacy rates, the NGO is undertaking now a new mission to help abandoned children, providing them a home where to sleep and where daily meals are available, a place where they can be treated by doctors and a community where they can study and play.“CSSJB” made available a plot in the outskirts of Hell Ville where to build a Children’s home for 36 kids.
Hotel Roma Libera
Rome, Italy - ongoing
The project tackles the transformation of an existing building, formerly used as police station and housing, into a 4 stars hotel. The 5000sqm building, positioned in the heart of the Trastevere district, was built at the beginning of the XX century with a load bearing bricks system. This aspect has strongly influenced both the study and the design phases. After an initial geometric and structural survey, several layouts have been developed according to the standards requested by different potential lessees. Our office, in collaboration with different professionals, has been following the project since its early phases, through the stip-out and up to the detailed design for construction.
Selargius, Italy - 1st Prize, 2017
The project is strongly influenced by the observation of the current material context and by the study of the historical one. More specifically, a decline of the urban form has been detected in the latest expansions of Selargius, therefore the project tries to propel a reflection around the practice of making cities through the study of the traditional local typologies. The educational building fulfills a double role. On the one hand, the children elaborate their experience of the world and construct their cognitive, social, and environmental reference points through the observation, exploration, and interaction with objects, spaces, and people. On the other hand the building itself fosters a critical reflection concerning the anthropic environment. All this appears especially true when the educational building is integrated, as in this very case, with public facilities that turn it both into a reference point for the local community and into a landmark capable of attracting a wider range of users.