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Waterpower – Renewal Strategy for the Mulini Valley

The project uses water as the central theme with the preservation of a number of historic buildings and maintaining aesthetic balance between existing and new structures.

Set in the magnificent context of the steep valley of the River Canneto rising between Amalfi and Scala, this project aims to recover a landscape and a system of pre-industrial water mills currently in danger of collapse beyond repair.

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“A fusion of preservation and innovation” – Holcim Awards Jury
Transferable solutions to renewal – preservation and innovation in Italy
Holcim Awards competition goes global
Gold for a development and renewal project
“Combining historic preservation and contemporary architectural expression” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for Europe
Project Details
Amalfi, Italy
Luigi Centola
Main Author
Luigi Centola
Centola & Associati, Italy
Mariagiovanna Riitano
Further Author
Mariagiovanna Riitano
University of Salerno , Italy
Gold 2005
Silver 2006
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