Sustainable social housing, Rome - Italy
CLIENT: Ater di Roma
VALUE: € 17,500,000.00
The Tiburtino III district, typical example of post-war public and social housing, thirty years after its construction shows all the signs of time and feels the inadequacy of some design choices at the base of the original system. 3TI PROGETTI in partnership with RENATO SARNO GROUP, have presented their project at the international design contest for the adaptation of the district to residents’ needs, attention to the arrangement of the natural soil level, the introduction of new services for citizens and the creation of new accommodations in covering areas as well as at the foot of existing buildings. The adopted design approach aims first of all at removing the functional and spatial segregation imposed by the presence of the basement at 70cm, a barrier between public space and residence volumes. The project exceeds this pre-existing limit with the creation of light earth movements that connects the zero height with the base height, systemizing them within the redesign of the natural soil level. Object of evaluation has also been the localization of the new accommodations that, due to the typological features of the buildings and for their actual usability, have been located mainly in the free covering areas. This choice has enabled us to guarantee the quality of the houses as requested by contract drawings, saturating the covering surface and placing only the percentage of accommodations destined to disabled people and with motor skill disorder at the foot of the buildings, guaranteeing all the accessibility and visitability requested. In this way it has been possible to maintain on the arcade floor a wide area free from houses where buildings destined to residential collateral functions have been placed, increasing even more the qualitative standards proposed by the contest.
As far as the new volumetries to insert in the two courts is concerned, we opted for a solution that, thanks to its compositional and material features, perfectly integrates with the project of a green area, guaranteeing the lowest visual impact and enabling it to fit inside the original urban system without compromising it. The two new buildings provide neighbourhood public services, places available on the ground floor and on the first floor a portion of new houses built according to the most modern eco-sustainability standards.