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Health Centre and Houses for Elderly

Montemurlo, Italy
1 of 5© Pietro Savorelli

The Health Centre is build on an area with a landscape of great importance for its agricultural tradition, characterized by the presence of terraces built with dry stone walls. On that account, emerges the idea of a single facade towards the valley.

The purpose has therefore been of merging the new presence with the existent through the functional reuse and integration of the existing rural buildings to the new structures. The union element derives from the concept of the farmyard, a typical aspect of the farmhouses of Tuscan hills.

It is a perforated stonewall with random openings which makes every single room identifiable despite the plan configuration. The external facade of the wall has a local stone cladding as an evocation of the dry stone walls, typical of the Tuscan countryside.