HOUSING, CAROUGE, SWITZERLAND - 2012
DESIGN TEAM: 2A+P/A (Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo) with Tommaso Arcangeli Architetto
The project organizes a social housing complex through the combination of six stepped buildings. The buildings are disposed
on the site to create the typical alternation of spaces of urban layouts. The arrangement of the buildings allow to
guarantee to each of them the best exposure. Each builndig is characterized by different shapes and materials, but due to the similar proportions and volumes it is always possible to recognize the intervention as a unique. The public life of the site gravitates around a free shaped garden which is the heart of the plant, set at the cross of the two main paths of the area. The common facilities overlook these pedestrian spaces: the basements and the first floors are totally filled with commercial spaces, facilities and offices. On the upper floors there are row and tower houses, varied in order to allow the maximum tender to the future inhabitants: the urban variety is resumed and reintroduced to create a neighborhood that go beyond the standardised esthetics typical of social housing settlements.