For this extraordinary environment in the sun-drenched Southern Alps, our small-scale project "Cuore:NINO" provides a sensible and site-specific response. The concept envisages a mountain village typical of the region, which picks up on the qualities of the existing place and landscape, the so-called genius loci. This is also reflected in the choice of materials: the stone walls, the modular structures made of wood on the steep slopes with its meandering paths.
The project creates a new village community where people in the third phase of life in particular will find an inspiring home, a place of peace and strength with various communal facilities such as a communal bathhouse, a guest flat and a "kitchen studio" for communal events. To achieve a vibrant social mix, there is also the option for families to live in the larger flats.
The new hamlet is to be self-sufficient as far as possible through PV systems and solar thermal energy. The spring, which is located at the edge of the village, is also to be reactivated as far as possible. The individual houses are connected by a network of paths and stairs, creating a largely traffic-free settlement.