"DAT La Colombara of Montorio" barracks is located in the countryside of Verona 5 kilometers from the historic center. For its strategic position, in 1944, during the 2nd World War, it was occupied and used as a place of detention for Jewish internees awaiting transfer to other destinations. The design consists of addictions of wooden "boxes" inside the existing building, which will support the new roof and at the same time will create new spaces. In this way, the existing walls will be preserved and enhanced as evidence of the building's experience.
The project responds to the necessity of increasing toilet facilities for the guests in the exquisite historical Renaissance Villa Brenzoni-Guarienti in Garda, built in the 16th century by the will of Agostino Brenzoni and considered one of the awe-inspiring examples of nobiliar manors of the area.
A piece of wooden furniture redefines a 35 sqm apartment located on the hills near Lake Garda, based on the need to maximize space and obtain a permanent corner for the sleeping area.
The project is about the territorial dialogue between the new volume of the school designed around a green courtyard and the urban surroundings. The courtyard opens towards the external spaces, to symbolize a connection with the community and to reorganize and unify the area through the idea of a large urban park.