EXPANSION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ZOOPROPHYLACTIC INSTITUTE FOR UMBRIA AND THE MARCHE IN ANCONA
An elongated volume, a bridge between the existing and the surrounding landscape
Sardellini Marasca Architetti
The choice was made to propose a project that, other than responding to the client’s needs, also managed to better interpret the site and insertion of the buildings within the landscape. The proposal included the demolition of the historical building and the use of this new area as an occasion for a general requalification of the image of the current home of the Institute, though without directly involving its renovation. The new building was imagined as a large elongated volume whose short side is attached to the existing building, while the long elevation rests on the hillside, integrated within the landscape. The perception from outside is entirely transformed: the façade of the new building, designed as a large horizontal volume, features a rhythm set by vertical sun shades in laminated larch. They transform into a wall to conceal the existing building and create a sort of filter in continuity with the new addition.