Collective housing extension

San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna, Italy, 2010-2014
Photography © Nuovostudio

The renovation of the College of Villa San Giacomo was followed by the design and construction of its extension, called Ala C. The new building joins the two existing wings by adopting an extremely silent architectural language: a compact body covered in wood whose facade south opens onto the hilly landscape through very large windows filtered by loggias. The other sides are blind or with punctual openings. On the ground floor, a "face-on" concrete hallway joins the building's compact body with a striking and unexpected rotation.