In 2017 we participated, with an RTP led by the late Professor Marco Dezzi Bardeschi, in the competition for the "Restoration works of the Rocca for the creation of a museum center on Ludovico Aristo and the 16th century Garfagnana", our project was the winner. Unfortunately, in 2018, after filing the project, the Professor left us. The future Ariosto Museum is therefore the last approved project on which the great architect worked. But there is another "latest project" that for the construction of the new entrance to the National Museum of Napoleonic Residences, Villa San Martino, Elba Island on which we were working with Dezzi Baardeschi. We were always in the preliminary study phase, we had identified the architectural solution but the project was still in its embryonic state then, after its sudden disappearance, there was a period of stasis (also because the Italian bureaucracy has its times, especially in cases like this). Then came the pandemic that has blocked the administrative process so far ... .. Today the appointment specification was finally signed with the Ministry of Culture. The second “last project” by Dezzi Bardeschi and his team will be realized. The complete "team" is made up of architects Roberto Bruni, Marzia Dezzi Bardeschi and Giacomo Dolfi, engineers Giovanni Becattini (structures) and Paolo Mannelli (systems), surveyor Stefano Giannini (safety) and consultants Duccio Dezzi Bardeschi and Lucilla Ciulich Dezzi Bardeschi.
The project concerns the construction of the new ticket office, located along the path that leads from the parking lot to the museum of Villa San Martino, just inside the garden surrounding the villa. It is an "open" structure. Only the central nucleus where the 2 employees are placed is “closed, the surrounding corridor is covered but open along the external perimeter. Some elements placed on the perimeter are intended to prevent rain falling directly on the scanner placed at the entrance and on other safety equipment.
Having solved the functional needs, we dedicated ourselves to the compositional aspects. We start from the floor characterized by a series of geometric designs that have precise historical references up to what is the soul of the project: a shading superstructure, made of Accoya wood with the Grid Shell technique, which is nothing more than stylization of the famous Napoleon hat.