FUNKtionalism: Restoration and Grafting
The project is the restoration and of "torre della specola" one of Genoa’s Towers built during the 18th century. This building is meant to become a space for artists including a little museum, spaces for workshops and a new artists’ space.
We decided to design a new entrance of the tower by which one can go either in the museum or in the new spaces like the semi-public space or on the roof of the building which will be functionalized as a roof garden. Instead of building the artists’ space near the tower we also decided to design that space on top of the other spaces in order to develop a layering of different spaces, formal carachters and functions.