Redevelopment of mountain huts and public spaces in the downtown of Pragelato
Project of redevelopment of a suburban area of Turin (one hour by car far from Turin) situated in the historical centre of the Pragelato, suburb of La Ruà, Val Chisone Valley. The aim of the project was to redevelop four historical mountain huts and the re-elaboration of the design of the surrounding “urban vacuum” by means of holiday accommodations and private residences, commercial activities, underground parking and green areas.
The philosophy behind the conceptual process is new critical interpretation of the pre-existent buildings’ characteristics and features and new elaboration of techniques and ways at the same time able to transmit the typical atmosphere of the historical mountain-agglomerations and able to communicate the attention for the modern tendencies of living.
The project sees the construction of 33 different residences, parking lots and cellars underground, a public green space for the community activities (such as artisan local markets and general open-space activities) and a café-shop where public and cultural events.Location: Pragelato, Italy Archietct: Studioata Typology: Construction Client: Gli Escartons Srl Project time: 2005 – 2012 Photos: Beppe Giardino