03-08-2011

Scherer - Dietl, Restoration of the Fort in Fortezza

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Prize, Refurbishment,

The restoration of the Fort in Fortezza and its museum planned by architects Markus Scherer and Walter Dietl has won a GranitiFiandre special prize in the Dedalo Minosse Prize.



Scherer - Dietl, Restoration of the Fort in Fortezza
GranitiFiandre, sponsor of the Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building, awarded 4 special prizes during the awards ceremony held on June 24 2011 at Palazzo Trissino in Vicenza.
The award-winning projects include Restoration of the Fort in Fortezza and its museum by architects Markus Scherer and Walter Dietl.
The original building was constructed between 1833 and 1838 to plans by military engineer Franz von Scholl for the Hapsburg Emperors Francis I and then Ferdinand I. It became the property of the Italian nation after World War I, and was used by the army until 2003.
In the restoration project, the architects decided to preserve and restore the historic buildings in a way which would also restore the evocative ancient atmosphere of the places and structures.
Invited to participate in the Mies van der Rohe International Prize for Architecture, the project also won the 12th City of Oderzo Prize for Architecture.

GranitiFiandre Special Prize
Client: Autonomous Province of Bolzano
Design: Markus Scherer with Walter Dietl, assistants Heike Kirnbauer and Elena Mezzanotte
Project: Restoration of the Fort in Fortezza
Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo
Location: Fortezza (Bolzano), Italy

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