MAD architects transforms urban block in rome with green residences MAD architects transforms urban block in rome with green residences
dec 11, 2014

MAD architects transforms urban block in rome with green residences

MAD architects transforms urban block in rome with green residences
all images courtesy of MAD architects

 

 

 

after four years of design development, MAD architects has received approval from the city of rome for their scheme to revamp 71 via boncompagni. the adaptive reuse project transforms an existing 1970’s commercial courtyard building into a residential complex featuring trees and outdoor patios scattered throughout. after having won the commission in 2010 with a winning competition proposal, the team, led by ma yansong, now carries the plans into implementation phases for realization of MAD’s first project in europe.

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

the curving glass and metal façades open onto garden balconies toward the street

 

 

 

as a reflection of modern architectural development, the renovation replaces the building’s heavy and closed existing façades with visually light curving curtain walls, while retaining the original structure. the envelope thus serves as an expressive element for the building while functioning to produce open and luminous living spaces complemented by garden covered balconies.

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

the building wraps a central courtyard featuring a pond and trees

 

 

 

the 8-storey building will contain 145 units of various sizes and layouts, ranging from studios to urban villas. while the residential complex dominates the majority of the block, wrapping three street fronts, a 20th century chapel is located on one corner. toward the site’s interior, the courtyard facing windows and balconies are wrapped with translucent metallic curtains. the private central space features a large pond, with skylights integrated at its bottom surface to illuminate the subterranean parking garage.

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

greenery and daylight is inserted within each of the living units

 

 

 

the MAD architects team remarks, ‘contemporary living in a museum-like city like rome is often hidden behind its historical façades. through this adaptive rebuild project, this ‘open’ building will be able to return vitality and urban living to the traditional neighborhood.’

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

the 8-storey building will contain 145 units of various sizes and layouts

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

glass curtain walls provide expansive openness to the street levels

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

the courtyard facing windows and balconies are wrapped with translucent metallic curtains

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

after having received approval from the city of rome, the project now moves into implementation phases

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

existing building

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

removal of closed façade

MAD architects 71 via boncompagni rome designboom

insertion of living units and garden balconies

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: rome, italy
dates: 2010 – 2017
type: residential
status: design in-progress
site area: 6,268 sqm
building area: ~ 20,000 sqm
building height: 28.5 m
MAD architects directors in charge: ma yansong, dang qun, yosuke hayano
MAD architects associate partner in charge: andrea d’antrassi
MAD architects design team: zhao wei, achille tortini, gustavo van staveren, gianantonio bongiorno, jei kim, elin thorisdottir
general coordination: ing. sergio schisani
urban planner: studio busnengo
local architect: I.SI. engineer
structural engineering: tecnic consulting engineer s.p.a.

  • ERRATA CORRIGE:
    The nominatives of the Italian Studios which participate to the project are mistakenly reported, as well as the description of the activities carried out by the Italian Team.
    I.SI. Engineering s.r.l. (www.isiengineering.it ) in joint venture with Tecnic Consulting Engineers SpA (http://www.italtrade.com/countries/italian_consultancy/companies/tecnic.htm ), was assigned to the project making of building, installations and structural features, as well as the engineering of the concept proposed by Studio MAD.
    Promoting efficiency in project making: this was the challenge we accepted when we were proposed to participate in the integrated design and engineering of one the most important urban recovery projects in Rome.

    It is an important challege as it proposes to introduce important innovative elements in a complex city structure like that of Rome.

    I.SI. Engineering, in collaboration with Tecnic Consulting Engineers, was assigned to the applicability and feasibility of the concept brought by Studio MAD, in accordance with Italian norms and customs.

    A bond was born, a collaboration never seen before.

    Italian and Chinese Professionals collaborate in the realisation of this valuable real estate project in the most important and well known Italian city, in one of the most celebrated quartiers in the movies and that still remind of the Dolce Vita.

    It altogether translates in a project making thought to be reponsive to the concept, with particular care for energetic sustainability and the use of both innovative materials and compositions.

    The project includes the realization of appartments and “urban villas”. The use of an energetic efficient building envelop is one the prevailing features, coupled with the massive use of renewable energy sources.

    The location of the intervention also represents an innovative aspect of the project, as it will take place in hystoric center of the Ethernal City. It will represent the most recent act of modification of the three thousands years old area.

    I.SI. And Tecnic were also assigned to the predisposition of the graphic work in order to obtain Construction Permits by the local institutions

    Eng. Sergio Schisani (ROBUR s.r.l.) is the Project Manager

    maurizio volpes says:

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