Feasibility study for the restoration of Palazzo Sirti Mansi

Lucca, 2001-2002

Alberto Breschi, Enrico Bougleux





The restoration project takes on the value of a text stratified through time to trigger the necessary methodological process for elucidating and selecting the most adequate and well-founded buildings, including however the entire admissible register between conservation and innovation. Historical events and analytic interpretation of the current building determined the definition of the general criteria for the intervention aimed at the functional and architectural restoration. The original nature of the building, built at the end of the 17th century by commission of the Sirti family, which substituted previous structures and was then renovated by the Mansi family after they bought the building in the early 19th century, has suffered over the past few decades a series of forced, dis-organic and illegal transformations for mixed, non-residential uses. The prevailing interior distribution into inter-communicating rooms, typical of the 17th and 18th century, has therefore suffered the inclusion of additional partition walls, as well as of some toilets and bathrooms, generally placed in rooms added to the original structure.