The architectural project developed by Mario Cucinella Architects for Peccioli’s old town center aims to improve the quality of the public spaces, recover the town’s historical heritage, and promote the creation of new commercial and cultural activities.
That’s why the first goal of the intervention is to redevelop a site of high historical interest and create a new cultural center.
Peccioli is a small town with a medieval topography. The urban regeneration process is not to be considered as just an expansion. It’s more like an interpretation of the needs of the town’s population and landmarks. The recovery and expansion of a considerable part of Peccioli’s urban fabric aim at recreating a meeting space for the community.
The project is based on the recovery of the Palazzo in Via Carraia, restoring the existing apartments, and the creation of new public and commercial spaces. On the other hand, the abandoned building on the street below (Via dei Bastioni) will be transformed to house public activities and connected to the Palazzo.
The project aims at ensuring visual permeability, creating new usable spaces on the ground floor and pursuing a variable formal and chromatic impact.
The existing building will be redesigned to ensure the best environmental conditions in the apartments, condominium spaces, and retail spaces. The abandoned building on the street below will be transformed to accommodate a multimedia library, reading rooms, and activity rooms. In particular, the natural displacement of the existing rampart line will create a new volume overlooking the valley.
Location: Peccioli, Pisa, Italy
Project type: Redevelopment and Extension
Client: Belvedere SpA
Architectural Project: Mario Cucinella Architects, Bologna, Italy
Architectural Project Team: Mario Cucinella (Founder and Creative Director), Marco Dell’Agli (Project Director), Tommaso Bettini, Emanuele Dionigi (Project Managers), Biagio Amodio, Stefano Bastia, Paolo Greco, Alberto Menozzi, Marta Torsello, Augusta Zanzillo
Virtual Model/Images: Mario Cucinella Visual, Bologna, Italy
Physical Model: Mario Cucinella Architects, Bologna, Italy
Photo: Andrea Testi
Structural Project: Ing. Augusto Bottai
Plant Design: Ing. Luca Sani
Works Director: Geom. Andrea Falchi
Contractor: Cemes SpA, Bottai Group
Gross Area: 2500 sqm