The project communicates an attentive attention to the preciousness that the historical context has for the city of Este. The interventions were designed in harmony with the existing situation.

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Progetto: MIDE architetti
Localizzazione: Castello di Este
35042 – Este (PD) – Italia
Cronologia: 05/2016   Inizio lavori
07/2017   Fine lavori

 

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Therefore, the existing paths have been rearranged using materials already present inside the castle, trying to make usable areas difficult to use today.

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The realization of the new flooring has the objective of improving the use of the spaces allowing accessibility to areas of the castle that are difficult to reach today and above all with a view to reducing the architectural barriers present.

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The visible facing finish foreseen for the new partitions, allows to recognize the new intervention and to integrate it to the existing one, as well as the corten steel boxes that house the new technological equipment, without generating a “historical forgery”.


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MIDE Architetti is a Venice-based architecture firm that deals with a range of projects: urban, architectural and interiors. The focus on simplicity of lines and purity in volumetric outcomes, as well as particular attention to details, fixtures and fittings and material selection characterize their design approach.

What primarily inspires their design and architecture is the functional analysis of the client’s needs and the sensitive reading of the site: the project responds to the predisposition of the site, whose representative traits are reinterpreted and translated into new architectural solutions.

The team’s work stands out for its particular attention to environmental and energetic sustainability, thanks to valuable consultations from qualified specialists. Among the most notable clients are leading companies such as Volvo Trucks Italy, Renault Trucks, Interbau, Philippe Model, Intercoop, Rubner Haus, Stilenatura, John Barritt, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, Benetton, Birrificio Antoniano, Gianni Chiarini Design, Acynetic; as well as the public administrations of the Emilia Romagna region, the municipalities of Mirandola, Viadana, Massa Finalese, San Felice sul Panaro, Mira, Campodoro and Este.

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Alongside their professional activities, the firm carries out constant research through participation in national
and international competitions, leading the office to rapidly gain prestigious recognitions and publications.

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