Designers: OKAM Studio, Michele Bonetti, Luca Cerinza Pettreca, Emanuele Maria Munaretto, Claudio Rossi.
Collaborator: Luca Rossi
The former Tesmec area is located at the bottom of the hills of Parco dei Colli of Bergamo, which is a crossroad linking the municipalities of Longuelo, Curno and Mozzo.
The area, which covers almost 17,000 sq m, is undergoing a change concerning the transformation and the requalification of the inner spaces, where the industrial processes used to take place.
The project has been carried out through different stages and has achieved to the completion of the first 4,000 sq m lot made up by six freestanding sections: accomodation facilities, tertiary activities and handicraft activities.
The project main idea was to repurpose the existing building, which had to be increased in its value.
Inside each new area, the old frame of the building is still visible. It has been cleaned, and it can stand out thanks to the contrast of the color of the walls and the new windows and doors frames.
Every new building has been designed as open space. They are set on two different levels: the ground level has a direct access to the common courtyard, which is going to become the new main square, and the second up-level, which includes suspended platforms, has perimetral windows allowing to capture the sunlight from the skylight.
The courtyard, which is located in the center area upon which the new six producting sections will lookover to, is going to be replaced by the green square (almost 800 sq m) including a new system of paths, relaxing areas, trees and grass.
This wide green open area will link the different activities in it.