In 2018 IMMOBILIARE CERVARA with the patronage of “Fondazione Architetti Treviso” banned a competition for the recovery of an abandoned industrial area in the center of Quinto di Treviso for the construction of residences. Our project proposes an intervention integrated in the landscape and respectful of the natural environment of the Sile river natural Park. The volume of the residences is aligned parallel to the north side of the lot, in order to enjoy the solar radiation at best and to leave space for private gardens in the south part of the lot. To the east is a low one-storey volume with two small neighborhood commercial units. The commercial volume separates and gives privacy to private gardens from the parking area on the street.
Along the south side of the lot is a public pedestrian and cycle path to access the garden along the Sile that remains of public use. In the area of Parco Sile there is a space equipped for public use with stalls for bicycles and decks overlooking the river. The commercial units house activities related to the public area and the bike path such as bar/cafeteria and space for rental/repairing bicycles, creating a point of attraction and a stop-over along the cycle route Treviso-Ostiglia. The ground floor of the residence and the private gardens are on level + 1.00 m from the street front and the public green, the two levels are connected by a terraced garden. This organization aims to create a clear separation between public space and private space. The distinguishing feature of the housing volume are the large terraces facing south. On the ground floor and first on the outer edge of the terraces there are sliding wooden panels that act as shades for the large windows in summer and draw the façade with a uneven rhythm. The panels have a teak-wood frame, suitable for outdoor use, which filters the light and creates an elegant image that recalls the river element and navigation. On The second floor we opted for a different solution in order to lighten the volume, the windows are smaller but more frequent and they create-bow window-like volumes.