To design through the historical value of a place means to understand the reasons that have helped to define the place itself.
In the eternal debate between maintaining and reconstructing, the action of walking is understood as a symbolic form of appropriation and definition of both space and time.
Here, new features are adapted to the place and, in a process of perpetual change, the route becomes a portal, a surface, a cover, a wall. Its function guides visitors' path, its adimensionality tends to the atemporality desired for the project.
The central volume of the ruins of the keep is used as a formwork, a mold from which to extract new spaces.
The project is set up as a clearly recognizable landmark.
The act of crossing a threshold requires a shift of perception, interpreting the entrance as a dilated space between inside and outside.
The route from line becomes a surface and, what was though as the place for walking, belongs now to a standing dimension.
The view is framed on the landscape.
The new keep rebuilt as a geometrical solid with the same material of the existent, holds now hospitality functions