Variation of modes of use: functions, users, schedules, etc.
Relationship between the ownership and the form of the investment that allows the transformation
Variation of the overall dimensions of the building
Proportional relationship between new spaces and existing spaces
Relationship between the structural adjustments and the existing structure
Relationship between the forms and types of pre-existing materials and those of the new intervention
Relationship between the image of the new and the image of the existing (mimesis / contrast)
ARCHITECTS / FIRM
Arch. Massimo Crotti, Antonio De Rossi, Marie-Pierre Forsans Studio Associato GSP (Ing. Roberto Trabacca, Arch. Giovanni Depaoli)
An adaptive reuse of a local typology to host the cultural activities that rapresents the enhancing of the alpine Occitan village
TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The new functional program has completely replaced the original one.
The cultural center “Lou Pourtoun”, opened at the end of 2015, represents only the final piece of this strategy that combines architectural quality, cultural policies ...
PREVALENT REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are about three times the pre- existing surface.
PREVALENT REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are about three times the pre- existing volume.
BALANCE BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND REPLACEMENT: The new spaces are in balance with respect to the pre- existing spaces.
TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The original supporting structure has been completely replaced by a new structure.
PREVALENT CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The materials chosen for the new intervention show more similarities than differences compared to the pre-existing ones.