RESTORATION AND REUSE
The privilege of carrying out the profession of architect in Florence led us, immediately, to actively engage in the protection and enhancement of the historical heritage.
Our experiences in designing the restoration of prestigious buildings allowed us to operate in this field also in other cities, in Italy and abroad. About that, we point out the first place in the design competition of the restoration for the walls of the Fortezza da Basso, for the scenic tower of the Pergola theater and for the Accademia Gallery as well as the second place in the one for the Vasari Corridor.
We approach carefully each project with the sensibility needed to respect the history and the architectural context in which we operates. Especially when the project focus is the one to reuse or to plan a new function for an ancient building.
It is good to highlight that our skills are also available to support building companies wishing to participate in the restoration’s competition of public buildings.
RESTORATION AND REUSE
Our architectural firm takes advantage of the professional and technical skills of our network to offer a full design service in the field of monumental restoration andhistoric buildings.
We can ensure our support for:
Restoration and reuse
One of our first assignments, executed right from the analysis and research phases, was therestoration and reuse project of the former convent of Santa Maria Maggiore in Florence. A building seventeenth century, constructed on medieval pre-existences, which during the twentieth century was used first as a barracks and then as a school. Finally, with our intervention, the convent became the “House of Creativity”.
Since then we have engaged in dozens ofrestoration interventions on historic and monumental buildings. From the feasibility study for the “Non finito” (trad. Unfinished) Palace, seat of the Anthropology Museum, to the recovery of the seventeenth-century headquarters of the Montedomini Institute. We worked also on the renovation of farmhouses and villas in the Tuscan countryside and on the restoration project for the Pagliere Reali on behalf of the Uffizi Galleries. More recently we drafted the technical-economic feasibility plan for the Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. We are currently engaged in the restoration of the former monastery of Sant’Agostino in Piacenza, the future headquarters of the State Archive.
Abroad our firm participatedin the restoration projects for in Sao José dos Campos, Belém, Salvador de Bahia and Santiago de Chile. Here we collaborated with the University of Santiago in the recovery of the “Artes y Oficios” School. Finally, it is worth mentioning our master plan for the restoration of the historic center of Sao Paulo.