The innovative proposal for the reuse of an abandoned facility – a former slaughterhouse – in Italy is merited for the effort to bring new life to a historical setting. Specifically noteworthy is the idea of site recycling, a measure that promises to generate new activities and connections within the city. Considerable effort has been made to respond to communal needs while remaining sensitive to the existing context.
Last updated: April 07, 2005 Rome, Italy
Social equity and cooperation is encouraged at all stages of the project’s development. Instead of pursuing a purely profit-oriented goal, the team expresses respect for ethical values by promoting the use of organic and fair-trade products. Also significant is the collective initiative established between architects, planners, and politicians. Great care has been given to the integration of new functions within the vacant structure without altering its original form, promising a rich program of cultural activities.