CASA VERDE young women's care home for mental health problems / short story Social sustainability/ Sustainable land use
The project aims to recover and integrate an old site already used as an orphanage built on a portion of a hilly area next to the old centre of San Miniato. The "CASA VERDE" project, so called because of his historically/social value (CASA/home / orphanage – VERDE/Green / built in a forest of holm oaks), is a search to found links: 1_ with the woods, through the study of the color leves shades in different seasons; 2_ with the "guests Girls" by editing their graphic works on the glass facade; 3_ with the city by reusing "vicoli carbonai" (useful and necessary for the maintenance of the hillside); 4_ with the natural light (main staircase); 5_with the centuries-old cypress trees next to the structure. 6_with art through the artist Mercury-S17S71 painting the faces of the "guests" has created a collection of contemporary artworks.
The project is awarded with : . honorable mention at the The Plan Award 2017 . Design for all special prize at Dedalo Minosse Internation Prize 2017