New central part of Laives

2019 – Laives, Bolzano province

This project won the first prize in a competition organized by the municipality of Laives for the redefinition of its central core.
The objective of the project is to create a multifunctional building and a unified public space in the vicinity of the church and the town hall of Laives.
The focal point of the whole composition is the square with its fountain which, advancing with respect to the churchyard, allows a hundred-year-old tree to avoid being cut down.

To prevent the new building from becoming too interesting at the expense of the other design elements, it was conceived as a monotonous black block.

With Aris architects, Cecchetto & associati and Steam