The building is part of the eastern edge of the area Bach, in the ancient village of Sappada. on one hand the ratio measured with the scale of the village, on the other, with the valley and mountain ranges, giving powerful scenery to the intervention. The new complex is a system composed of three similar architectures generated by the same type, and the same form, three contemporary and silent architectures, sitting on the topography in a natural way. The buildings are compact in order to give continuity to the traditional urban fabric of the village, using the north-south jump in altitude to hide in the ground different functions. The lyrical aspect of the project is simple and austere, made of serene volumes, well proportioned and rigorous. A small "village inside the village" that absorbs and repeats the charm of the best alpine building tradition, made of wisdom and continuity.

project team: Alessandro Tessari, Matteo Bandiera, Nicola Di Pietro, German Pro Lozano, Mauro Tonello
project: Multipurpose centre. Sappada, Italy
status: International competition. First prize. Ongoing
Date: 09.2011 - …
client: City council of Sappada