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  7. Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti

Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti

  • 00:00 - 13 February, 2010
Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti
Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti, Courtesy of  tisselli studio
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Cesena, Province of Forlì-Cesena, Italy
  • Principals In Charge

    Filippo Tisselli, Cinzia Mondello
  • Collaborators

    Filippo Tombaccini, Flavia Benigni, Elena Fantoni
  • Project Year


Text description provided by the architects. The aim of the project was to revitalize a dismissed industrial area with a residential building. The challenge was to work within the parameters of good design and a low budget to provide the city with quality architecture while respecting the commercial space requirements of the client. The resulting project provides a substantial architectural impact with respect to the smaller buildings of the area that are characterized by a broad range of building styles. The decision to use a traditional structure allowed the architects to focus their design energy on the details and the finances on finishing material, which afforded the pursuit of innovative design.

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The complex characteristics of the site required a comprehensive and functional solution, taking into account the slope of the lot. The resulting building is composed of superimposed layers, developed longitudinally. Each ‘layer’ has a specific designated use: the first level is reserved for parking, the second level contains more parking in addition to outside living space, and the remaining levels are dedicated to the 28 residential units. A system of ramps and pedestrian walkways unifies the structure and provides pedestrian and vehicular access to all levels. The elevation integrates with the surrounding area while maintaining a strong architectural identity. Wide balconies run the entire length of the building to emphasize the horizontal progression of the structure while providing access to the rear residential units. As a play on depth, two bands enclose the structure in a unique graphic gesture, providing order to an otherwise fragmentary façade and serving as the identifying symbol of the building.

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Cite: "Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti" 13 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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