MINE MUSEUM & AUDITORIUM



Site: 
Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni, Italy
Cliente: 
Municipality of Cavriglia
Anno: 
2010
  • Architectural and Structural Design, Facilities and Infrastructures Design, Roads network Design, Work Supervision, Safety Supervision: GPA
  • Consultants: Terra & Opere Studio Grifoni Geoarte STA srl

Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni is a tiny medieval village in the Tuscany country side. It was evacuated in the ’70s, because it was too close to an excavations area. All the lands and the buildings were expropriated. Only in recent times, after many geological studies of the soil, the parish has been declared in good condition; therefore it can now be used. Fortunately the most characteristic building survived at the abandonment.

GPA took care of the restoration of the antique village and the extension of the new parts, since the first stage of the master-plan, which has resulted the old centre coming back to life.
The centre, including the council hall, the church and the older residential buildings have been preserved and transformed into a leisure centre with a museum and other community facilities.

GPA’s intervention involves new infrastructures, new buildings and streets for resident and tourists, along with the re-establishment of the historical centre.