Cultural Center "Lou Pourtoun" Ostana, Po Valley. Italy

The cultural centre “Lou Pourtoun” is the lastest step of a revival strategy of the village of Ostana, in the upper Po Valley, based on the enhancement of architecture, landscape and Occitan culture.
The project reuses a traditional type of settlement of the village, a kind of covered road connecting the small volumes, to host the new function and has in the coexistence between the architectural historical characters - the mass masonry stone - and contemporary ones - the high windows, the frames corten openings, glued laminated timber - the unstable equilibrium between past and present.