refurbishment of an old city market
Italy / 2012
competition with Giuliana Picca Garino
The competition published by Corio Municipality, a tiny village in Lanzo Valley in Piedmont, aims at restoring the space underneath a timber canopy once used as a farmer market.
The project wants to give this space back to people by creating a vibrant and dynamic environment where the activities needed by the local community find their home and create a new identity for the area.
A new translucent cladding is designed to define the space under the existing roof, whereas a new functional volume becomes the joint between the slope and the inner space. New ramps enhance the use of the outdoor areas otherwise tough to be reached and enjoyed.