The restoration of Villa Montalvo, a monumental complex of the fifteenth century, had as its aim the recovery of an asset of great value in degraded conditions. It was a question of reviving an important architectural complex with the maximum attention to its centuries-old history and its precious parts. The centrality of access to the complex with the creation of a new glazed hall, the provision of an elevator and a new staircase for each body of the building, the creation of service units, are the result of a design approach that makes the complex it can be used in its entirety both in the case of mono-functionality and in the presence of several activities. The intervention focused on the consolidation of the structures, on the recovery of the finishes and colors, on a conservation attentive to history and at the same time to the plant updating of the premises.
Locality: Campi Bisenzio (Florence)
Client: Municipality of Campi Bisenzio
Assignment: Preliminary, Final and Executive Design Project, Project Management
Design Date: 1996 – 1998
With: arch. Francesco Gurrieri, Ing. P. Caliterna, Studio CMZ
Construction Company: Ediltecnica spa di Foligno