VIVO AL VENTI
Construction work term: 22 months
Construction work end: November 2014
Number of dwellings: 34 affordable rent homes
Sizes of the dwellings: 46-136 sqm
Energy class: B Cened
Vivo al Venti performs different functions, contributing in various ways to the local development. In addition to the dwellings, the building offers a communal space – which the residents can use to share their free time and organize collective activities – spaces that are designated to craft or commercial activities as well as the connection with projects that promote the territory, such as the project Porta Palazzo Zero Sei.
The project included the restoration of the building through an intervention of preservation and conservation, the main focus of which was:
- the maintenance of the commercial scope of the units located on the ground floor;
- the change of intended use from commercial to residential for some of the units located on the first floor;
- the change of intended use from service sector to residential for the units located on the second floor;
- the modification on all floors of the distribution layout of the existing units.
In consideration of the historic, architectural and artistic value of the building, in parallel with the design activities and in agreement with the local authorities, detailed studies were carried out on the conservation state of the structures and their decorative heritage. These studies resulted in a mapping of the building’s condition and in the careful planning of the renovation. Particular attention was paid to the piano nobile (“noble floor”, third above ground level) which is characterised by coffered ceilings and very valuable decorations, which were largely preserved and accurately restored by specialised personnel working in accordance with a project plan that was agreed with the protection authorities.
FUND MANAGEMENT AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
TECHNICAL AND SOCIAL ADVISOR
Fondazione Housing Sociale
Città di Torino
Novaria Restauri Srl
OTHER ENTITIES INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT
Spazio Zero Sei