International Examples of Sustainable Construction

PROJECT SUMMARY

Lifestyle apartments and infrastructure recycled from former freeway viaducts

The development of a new freeway that replaces the present one and its viaducts from the 1960/70s offers manifold potentials for handling the existing structures. Parco Solare Sud – Nests for European Snowbirds proposes a sensible conversion of one of the viaducts into vertical homes, 5km east of Scilla in southern Italy.

The homes are intended for European retirees attracted by lifestyle factors including the climate and breathtaking scenery overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Project Timeline

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Architectural quality and new economic opportunities
 
Global Entry 2012
 
Sustainable place making and materials innovation
 
“An excellent example of the smart transformation of an existing structure” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2011 for Region Europe
Project Details
Location
Scilla, Italy
Prizes
Holcim Awards
Bronze 2011
Europe
Authors
Philippe  Rizzotti
MAIN AUTHOR
Philippe Rizzotti
Philippe Rizzotti Architects, France
Samuel  Nageotte
FURTHER AUTHORS
Samuel Nageotte
Samuel Nageotte Architecture, France