The drafting of the project development, in response to the preliminary call for tenders, was responsible for redefining the architectural terms with which the extension of the existing assisted residence "Zirotti" had to be configured in compliance with the existing volumes and the landscape scenario in which fits.
The drafted project re-elaborates the idea coming from the contracting station which provided for the construction of an additional body connected to the original body, aimed at providing the structure with an additional equipment equal to 22 beds (special core, including a new and larger physiatric room .
The volume, necessary for the endowment established by the announcement, is spread over three levels above ground, one occupied by the parking lot and the remaining levels for the additional functions, taking up exactly the shares of the ground, first and roof floors of the existing structure to which it will be connected. The completion is intended not only as an integration to the quantity of beds necessary for the formation of the new nuclei, but also as a definition of the effective conclusion, on the north side, of the articulated architectural volume that constitutes the foundation RSA.
Located in a portion of the municipality of Sale Marasino, on a natural terrace created along the 'Allegra' road, descending from the steep side of Punta Alma, the high summit of the golden mountain that backs the suggestive lake basin of Iseo to the east, architecture of the Residenza Zirotti, suggests from a first comparison, a solution that recalls the many stately homes in the area, which although dressed in different period styles dot this territory and enrich its scenery.
The assonance with these typical constructions that over time have densified the place obviously does not derive so much from precise references to sedimented and historicized architectural styles, as from the insertion and spatial development that the structure manifests. We recognize it mainly in the structure adopted and in the way in which the upper portion of the land has been used, which captures the dominant view of the lot by extending the building to its full extent, with a view all extending west towards the painting landscaped and finding, then, in the internal garden and in the gentle walk that reaches the lake, the recurring motif of many typical buildings settled on the hill crags.
Respect for a harmony already established in the consolidated image that the existing building manifests has long established within the natural scenery of the lake landscape, has made it necessary to preserve this balance not only for what concerns the chromatic framework that balances the colors and tints of the external finishes, but also in what concerns the choice of architectural motifs present in the addition, which will configure the volumetric addition in the architectural characters.
In a complementary way, the other element, characterizing the facade facing west, towards the lake offers a single terrace, wider not only because it takes the opportunity to expand and open the physiatric room to the outside, and therefore facilitate the presence of more guests, but also and above all to define, with the presence of a climbing vegetation suitably studied for shading, a naturalistic reason for the relationship with the garden and the lake overlooking.
title: Expansion of the "Lorenzo and Gianna Zirotti" nursing home in Sale Marasino (BS)
locality: SALE MARASINO - ITALY
architectural and artistic direction of the project: CCDSTUDIO (DI MARCANTONIO ANTONIO, LUCA Ciaffoni, MICHELE Ciutti)
collaborators: ing. Gabriele D'Angelantonio
Client: Dolce Cooperative Society
General Direction of Work: Zero Associati - Ing. Lorenzo Donati
Structural design: Ing. Umberto Cianci, Studio TEC - PI Mauro Reggiani (Project and Operations Management Electrical and Mechanical)
Realization: early November 2013 works - completion of work in December 2014 - Arrangements March 2015
Technical data: Total gross area approx. 1.000 square meters