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Multifunctional Center / ETB Studio

Multifunctional Center / ETB Studio
Courtesy of ETB Studio
Courtesy of ETB Studio

Designed by ETB Studio, the multifunctional center, which won the first prize in a competition, is part of the eastern edge of the village Bach, in the the ancient village of Sappada, Italy. Combined with the ratio measured with the scale of the village, and the relationship with the valley and mountain ranges, a powerful scenery of the intervention is created. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The new complex is a system composed of three similar architectures generated by the same type, the same form, three contemporary and silent architectures, sitting on the topography in a natural way. The buildings are compact in order to give continuity to the traditional urban fabric of the village, making the north/south jump in altitude to hide in the ground different functions.

Courtesy of ETB Studio
Courtesy of ETB Studio

The lyrics of the project are simple and austere, made of serene volumes, well-proportioned and rigorous. A small “village into the village” that absorbs and repeats the charm of the best Alpine building tradition, made of wisdom, of continuity and silence.

Courtesy of ETB Studio
Courtesy of ETB Studio

Architects: ETB Studio Location: Sappada, Italy Project Team: Alessandro Tessari, Matteo Bandiera, Nicola Di Pietro, German de Pro Lozano Type: International Competition Date: 09.2011 Client: Municipality of Sappada, Italy

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Alison Furuto
Cite: Alison Furuto. "Multifunctional Center / ETB Studio" 16 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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