The New Civic Library in Bressanone

A Graft between Ancient and Contemporary inspired by the Character of the Place

Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli

The project consists of the construction of a unitary complex which includes a new building, the restoration and annexation of the existing buildings of the ex Finance, the ex Court and of ex Prison and the redefinition of the existing external spaces. The intervention is located south of the ex Court, in the void generated between two existing buildings, where there was a lot belonging to the Diocese. The new building behaves like a “tree” that leans its “branches” towards the existing buildings, establishing a perpetual relationship between new and old. To resolve the differences in elevation between the three buildings, the new “branches” compensate for the changes in elevation through slight slopes.

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