San Felice sul Panaro (MO)

The project refers to one of the worst-struck areas involved in Emilia’s earthquake in 2012
The new residential structure will host the 10 seriously disabled persons from “Il Picchio”, with a possible rise to 22 admissions, and will be available to the 9 towns in the Modena Province northern area: Camposanto, Concordia sulla Secchia, Finale Emilia, Cavezzo, Mirandola, San Felice sul Panaro, Medolla, San Possidonio, San Prospero.
San Felice is situated in a lanscape surrounded by various farming activities. From a careful observation of this territory we have developed a project concept out of the archetypes of “hayloft” and “rural countryside”.
The project is amde up of 4 aggregated, mutually intertwined bodies, which create a unitary inner space. The external structures are designed with curved lines in order to support and make the users’ activities and movements easier, even the ones on wheelchairs. The paved areas, along with the pathways, cotribute to define the rest areas.
The green project will consider the original plant varieties of the site, preserving the entrance pathway in the tree-free area along the cycle path. The garden is divided into 2 parts: the private area allows a user/operator relationship that is inferior to 1:1. In this sensorial garden outdoor activities can be carried out, such as micro-gardening and aromatic plant cultivation. The public facade overlooking Via Garibaldi has no architectural barriers, and is completely permeable, a small green area donated to the town, with the intent to enrich the realtionship between the youths who will benefit from the structure and the townspeople.


Project: Residential and nursing care center

Place: San Felice sul Panaro (MO)

Proponent: Trust Nuova Polis Onlus

Team project: MC A (Mario Cucinella Architects s.r.l.) progetto architettonico, Sarti Ingegneria progetto strutturale, Studio Tecnico P.S. progetto impianto elettrico, Studio tecnico Ing. Riccardo Giannoni progetto impianto termo-idro-sanitario

Year:  2014 – in progress

Building area: mq 1400

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