The project concerns an area next to the small municipality of Lombardore inside the Province of Turin and involves the construction of 30 single and two-family villas, a shopping center, and a new public square.

Different types of villas line up on a road grid already defined by the Town Plan. To avoid a repetition effect generated by the very regular layout, the villas have been designed in such a way that they can have a different facade and articulation, starting from three basic types. The main fronts of the villas consist of an additional wooden device, a sort of lighter “mask” placed in front of the buillding, which characterizes each house in a different way. In the case of the two-family houses, the “masks-2 are slightly inclined in order to ensure greater privacy between the two residential units.

The shopping center located on the side of the town forms an open block that takes up the traditional urban layout of the town. Its architecture aims to recall the character that the streets of the town have, that is, the fact that they’re framed by long plastered walls with few windows. To the east, a large public space, bordered by green pergolas and long walls on which some small service buildings stance, is organized to host the traditional weekly market.

Project team

Architectural project: Derossi Associati (Arch. Davide and Paolo Derossi)

Structure:  Eng. Giorgio Chiambretto.

Installations: Prodim s.r.l.