RIC 1

elderly people residence
Magliaso, Switzerland

competition:: 2008, 1st prize
construction: 2009
client: Ricanziani S.A. Residenza Rivabella
project design: luca gazzaniga architetti
photo: enrico cano

This scheme proposes a form of architecture that exploits the surrounding natural landscape, allowing guests to benefit from the positive energy of the location. The two storey building to the south contains apartments and is divided into three blocks to relate to the dimensions of the single-family houses surrounding it, the architecture is “Mediterranean”, white render, interspersed by stairwells in natural stone and a series of sliding wooden panels, used as protection from the sun and to ensure the necessary privacy.