Refurbishment of Del Carretto Castle in Cosseria, Savona

Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
  • Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona Refurbishment of Cosseria Castle, Savona
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Client: Municipality of Cosseria (SV)
Chronology: Design: 2008 - 2012; Realization: 2012 - in progress
 

Architectural design: Gallarati Architetti

Structural reinforcement: Massimo Corradi

 

The castle of Cosseria in Val Bormida, in the province of Savona, was built between the XIth and XIIth century by the feudal family Del Carretto. It is characterized mainly by the dominant position, which allows its identification from a large surrounding area, despite the few structures still standing. The intervention, financed with POR-FESR 2007-2013 funds, aims to improve accessibility and fruition of the Del Carretto castle, with a potential catchment area that goes far beyond the municipalities’ territory.
In order to make the site fully accessible and usable, the intervention consisted in requalification and stone paving of the spaces overlooking the castle and the church, as well as of parts of the route that leads from access to the monumental remains and the meadow areas placed at the foot of the tower. In order to enhance the castle’s characteristic of landscape emergency, a panoramic “altana” was built inside the tower, with metal carpentry structure and wooden decks and cladding. The “altana” also performs a service function of forest fire viewing.