Giudice di pace
In some cases, our job is to do nothing. But that “nothing” requires a lot of work.
The Municipality of Bressanone (in the region Trentino Alto Adige, IT) is gradually changing its skin. This process has taken place for many years, with important private and public projects selected through international competitions. Those operations are both on small and large scale and involve several actors and different types of partnership. The quality of these projects is the same one that characterizes different aspects of this region, among them the contemporary architecture. A slow transformation is taking place also inside the city of Bressanone; moreover, it is working in a silent way, almost discreet, without revealing itself to whom is walking in the historical city centre. This metamorphosis has involved one of its “central periphery”: the Ex-Tribunale (Ex-Courthouse) and the Ex-Finanza (Ex-Finance building), two of the most relevant volumes that surround Piazza Duomo. The will of the architecture project was to give back a character to the inner spaces that was lost because of various alterations made over the years. The restoration project had the objective to clean and subtract all the unnecessary things, trying to transmit to the spaces an atmosphere which feels both timeless and authentic.