Bellano - Redevelopment of former Boarding School "Giglio"
Total GIA3.500 m²
The idea is to give life to a social housing experience that responds to different levels of the population: precarious workers, young couples and families in difficulty, but also people who need to integrate after rehabilitation, care and recovery experiences. Furthermore, it would be possible to allocate at least a part of the building renovation to a tructured service, always aimed at fragile people, also thanks to the presence in the neighborhood of a nursing home equipped with personnel and health services, managed by a cooperative that could be involved for collaborations.
The project would also mean the recovery of a historical structure, which for many years has dealt with hospitality, enhancing its location in a mountain context surrounded by nature, served by public transport and easily and quickly accessible roads.
Bellano is a municipality and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco, found in the Italian Region of Lombardy and located at the northern outlet of the Valsassina valley.
The town's main attraction is the Orrido, a small canyon formed through erosion by the Pioverna river before entering the nearby lake, a process that began 15 million years ago. The church Santi Nazario e Celso (built in 1348) is in a Gothic style. Bellano is the setting of most of the novels by local writer Andrea Vitali and the birthplace of the 17th-century writer and poet Sigismondo Boldoni.