SITERome | Italy
DATE2020 - ongoing
CLIENTDea Capital Real Estate SGR on behalf of FondoGO Italia IV
PROJECT MANAGEMENTJacobs Italia Spa
TYPE OF WORKConcept, feasibility study, integrated design (scheme design, detail design), artistic direction
DESIGN TEAMSilvia Turati (Project Leader), Andrea Angonoa, Antonio D'Ambrosio, Jana Stojanovic, Laura Basello, Ali Shariatpanahi, Cristina Zambelli
MEP design, fire prevention, acoustic designESA Engineering srl
EstimatesGAD - Global Assistance & Development
The comparison with Moretti
The initial approach to the project involved a serious and complex study of the state of affairs and the identification of the compositional and stylistic elements typical of Luigi Moretti’s architectural language (in the image below, Moretti’s drawings preserved in Rome at the Central State Archive, Moretti Fund).
The intention was to carry out a conservative renovation that respects the iconic value of the Roman architect’s last work, using new technologies that improve the building’s performance without affecting the historical memory and iconic value it has maintained over time.
Respecting tradition, but with modernity
The current curtain wall system is now obsolete and non-performing, whereas the original designs featured very light and linear frames which were not realised due to a lack of appropriate technological solutions at the time.
The total replacement of the windows and doors will lighten the design of the façade, emphasising the verticality of the elevations.