Bressanone is a small town in the Alto
Adige region in the north of Italy. Part of the South Tyrol, formerly
Austrian, it has preserved its germanic touch. The town centre, medieval,
is characterised by towers, reaching upwards like hands stretched towards
the summits of the surrounding Dolomites.
The project occupied a small town block between the old town gate (and
its tower) and a large, exterior parking lot. The intention was to design
a diagonal gallery crossing the building, around an interior square, and
lit with mountain light coming from openings in the upper floors.