The square surface has been repaved with natural stone and the public area adjacent to the ancient Museum building has been reorganised by extending the plinth on which it stands towards the square. The plinth extends to meet the new “Museo delle antiche Gesta” (Museum of Ancient Gestures) and thus creates a series of steps that link the square and the space between the two buildings of the museum complex. The project also includes the placing of a number of granite blocks (seats) in a “brushed” finish around the rest of the square’s perimeter.
The re-design of the square focused on the following themes:
Paving and reorganisation of the square surface. The tarmac was removed and replaced with paving in natural stones sourced from the Ticino region (granite setts from Iragna, vertically laid granite slabs from Onsernone and Iragna, small granite setts from Lodrino,
Lighting. The project envisages the uniform illumination of the square from a single central light source suspended from a steel cable. New street lights have also been installed near the road.
Project: 2014 – 2016
Photographer: Alberto Canepa, Ti Press
Client: Municipio di Sonogno
Architect: Enrico Sassi
Work management: Enrico Sassi
Collaborators: Roberta Blasi, Irene Lucca
Contractor: F.lli Tenconi SA
Paving: Cellere SA
Stone supplier: Giannini Graniti SA, Cavagna & Co. SA, Claudio Bay
Lighting: Società Elettrica Sopracenerina SA