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Our proposal to retrofit and improve the urban integration of the Rondò dei Talenti is based on a series of architectural improvements that aim to increase the permeability of the ground floor, encouraging pedestrian flow through the intervention area. By removing the architectural barriers that separate the current building from the surrounding environment we intend to improve access as well as the visibility of the entrance. Existing vegetation and trees are preserved and the addition of new plantings is proposed.  The ground floor becomes a special and flexible space, which adapts to the different situations. An open space, capable of hosting various events at the same time as well as to reconfigure itself to host activities for small groups and larger groups of people. The complex geometry of the concrete structure of the ceiling has a high aesthetic value and therefore we recover it as an exposed element that contributes to its character. A space that faces the outside of the building on the street side but also is an integral part of the new garden on the south side where there used to be the former car park. The roof space will be an extension of the multipurpose room and will have direct access from the street through the core of the external staircase. An outdoor event space that overlooks the spectacular view of the mountains. ​The intervention on the façade is characterized by the recovery of the original image proposed by the architect Oscar Giusiano. The innovative characteristics of the original project are celebrated in the new social function of the building. The powerful image of the original project is proposed as an landmark in the historical fabric that suits the cultural mission of the Rondò dei Talenti and in particular the young generations to whom the association is aimed. The introduction of a ventilated façade made of charred wood creates a unique envelope, the windows become twice as wide for each typical span, improving the light conditions.


Cuneo, Italy


Comune di Cuneo








1200 sqm 


Alessandro Angelelli, Antonio Moll

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