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The project is a discreet intervention keeping intact the charm of the ruin without hiding the signs of time and the damages that have made it inhospitable until now. Leaving intact the signs of time also means preserving the spontaneous vegetation that has invaded the castle spaces left uninhabited over the years. The goal is keeping the castle alive by inserting new functions and suggesting new uses of existing spaces, leaving the place to continue to age without human intervention. The project aims to create exploratory routes within the castle and the park, preserving the charm associated with abandonment. To do this, we intervened with well recognizable elements, additions of elements to the existing structure of the castle to preserve its essence and at the same time make it accessible and enjoyable.
The interventions are divided into services open to the public, disseminated within the park and in some areas of the castle accessible to the public. In particular, along the canals there are two markets and a floating theater, while inside the castle there is a cafeteria, boat hire and a reception which occupy the ground floor spaces. The intervention also includes the restoration of the ancient lemon orchard to witness a past that has been canceled by years of neglect. A raised path winds through the castle and connects the various interventions.
Five different types of rooms offer guests the possibility of different experiences, all equally unique and unexpected. There is the hypogeum room reached through a long ramp that bisects the moat around the castle and a bubble floating room on the water a short distance away, there is a tank located in a scenic area on the roof of a tower and a shelter isolated on a tree, but also a parasite that adapts its shape to the spaces of the castle in which it is installed.