Socio-rehabilitative and cultural complex
Adro, Brescia, Italy
This project was brought forth by the cooperation between diverse proponents, public and private, aiming to accomplish common finalities of promoting urban and landscape qualities of the Adro Municipality and Franciacorta region in general.
The project represents a possibility for the development of the endeavours of the non-profit Social Cooperative IS.PA.RO. and derives from the important experience gained in recent years in the field of mental health; an experience that has brought the Cooperative to be considered a peak of excellence in the wider national and European panorama of psychological hardship treatment.
The intrinsic landscape quality of the area of study lies generally in its belonging to the territory of the Franciacorta wine region, characterised by the coexistence of significant constitutive elements in view of their historic, planning and environmental profiles.
The scope of intervention extending over nearly 90,000 m2 undoubtedly comprises a valuable portion of the territory positioned on the border of the Adro and Erbusco Municipalities.
The principal characteristic of the area in question is the presence of a small lake of an approximate surface area of 37,542 m2. The basin acts as a small reservoir, collecting the waters that flow from the surrounding hills and watersheds.
The general objectives of the project can be summarised in three essential points: the remediation and requalification of a portion of the municipal territory which is considered important and valuable as territorial landscape; the individuation and locating of the works of public interest within the territory of the Adro Municipality (Brescia, Italy); the incrementing of social networks that facilitate employment placements of the differently able persons and stabilizing relationships between private companies, public companies and institutions concerned with local development. Such objectives can only be accomplished as a result of the synergy between public and private entities operators.
In consideration of the fragile environmental context an architectural project has been drawn up adapting, even from the preliminary design stage, a scale of project sufficient and useful to warrant the effects induced by the proposed intervention, and to demonstrate its compatibility with the context.
An improved and a more valid effectiveness was reached by establishing a relationship between the involved public and private stakeholders in the planning schema that was reached in concordance and by participation, with appropriate and effective interventions aiming to promote the requalification of the context.