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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.

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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
Scilla, Italy
Philippe Rizzotti
Main Author
Philippe Rizzotti
Philippe Rizzotti Architects, France
Samuel Nageotte
Further Author
Samuel Nageotte
Samuel Nageotte Architecture , France
Bronze 2011
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