The Italian joint-venture between Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners and C+S Architects has been announced as winner of an international competition for the requalification of a former railway station site in Chiasso, Switzerland. The team’s winning scheme proposes a “soft urban design” aimed at giving value to the pre-existing buildings, which are substantially maintained and sewn to the newly designed complex of two fashion schools: SAMS and STA.
The scheme will provide an urban hub, which will serve as a hinge between the city and the territory as well as, metaphorically, between the practice and culture of fashion. The scheme will feature open and transparent volumes that accommodate commercial and cultural programs.
Competition: Chiasso International Competition
Architects: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, C+S Architects
Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape: ACPV & Partners with C+S Architects
C+S Design Team: Luca Caroti, Laura Frasson, Nikolina Lukin, Alessandro Mimiola, Alessandro Pizzolato, Giada Saviane, Davide Testi
Acpv & Partners Team: Mattia Cattaneo, Alberto Maria Ficele, Valerio Pozzi
Structural Engineering: Pini Swiss Engineers SA (Ing. Civile, Geologo)
Mep: Visani Rusconi Talleri SA (VRT) (Impianti RCVS), Piona El project Sa (Ing. Elettrotecnico)
Acoustic: Think Exergy SA
Safety: Visani Rusconi Talleri SA (VRT)
Other Consultants: Studio d’ingegneria Francesco Allievi (Ingegnere del traffico)
Photographs: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and C+S Architects