“International design competition for the realization of a new wellness centre and the external renovation of existing thermal building in Comano (TN)” in collaboration with Arch. Atsushi Kitagawara (capogruppo), Arch. Fabrizio Bianchetti, Studio Digierre3, Studio G.P. Imperadori, Geol. Fulvio Epifani, Ing. Paola Trivini

1st prize


Exhibition-contest FareGreen 2011, second exhibition contest of green excellence in Trentino promoted by Habitech

1st prize of the public


Design proposals for the new wellness centre determine a contemporary architecture related to tradition by Japanese principles of yayoi and jomon and their goal is to bring the client to a complete contact with nature through the architecture. The study of Trentino regional landscape generates a low impact architecture: the building follows the ground natural slope and rises with a contained and non overhanging volume. The big roof lays like a leaf and evokes light and shadows relations of the surrounding wood. The constructive logic is very clear, inspired to Trentino “masi” (rural traditional buildings of the region): the base of the building is massive and clad with stone, while above the façade becomes lighter, transparent or in wood if opaque, with superposed staves shaping a ventilated and hyper-insulated façade able to answer to latest energy efficiency requirements. The architecture uses natural elements (light, matter, water) and spatial ones in a new multi-sensorial approach aiming to a holistic comfort.  The use of materials without V.O.C. emissions, natural, transparent, mainly of local origin and the exploitation of renewable energies make the building absolutely eco-sustainable. After having won the  1st  prize in the design competition and the approval of outline and detailed proposals, the project is waiting for th license to go on with final design proposals.




ACTIVITY: Outline and detailed proposals (waiting to start final executive design) in collaboration with Arch. Atsushi Kitagawara (Group leader), Arch. Fabrizio Bianchetti, Ing. Paola Trivini.

CUSTOMER: Azienda Consorziale Terme di Comano

STRUCTURE DESIGN: Studio di Ingegneria G.P. Imperadori – Darfo B.T. (BS)

MEP DESIGN: Studio Digierre3 – Bergamo GEOLOGIC CONSULTANT: Studio Geol. Fulvio Epifani – Arona (NO)

COLLABORATORS (COMPETITION PHASE): Ing. Fabio Prada, Salvatore Musarò