FUNKtionalism: Restoration and Grafting

Project designed with Letizia Lambiase, Francesco Pestarino, Alessandro Mattei

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.