Nautical centre and accommodation facilities in the island of Asinara

Trabuccato, Concorso internazionale, 2012 (Breschistudio Associati)

Alberto Breschi, Claudia Giannoni, Sandro Roggio, Gavino Gavini, Sergio Bionda




The restoration of the “urbanised” landscape of Trabuccato prefigures, from the remaining signs, the confirmation of the scenery that excludes artificial additions and requires only a correct interpretation of the interaction between spontaneous vegetation and the devices used in the adopted solutions, between the 19th and 20th centuries, for cultivated fields and their protection systems. It is important not to misinterpret the meaning of this place by inventing a garden that was never there. Simple interventions are enough, taking into consideration the care that can realistically be undertaken by the maintenance team, but without excluding experimental cultivation by institutional entities, The syntax of the adjacent landscape could be reestablished with a good degree of coherence (working with prudence in the area between the confirmation of the signs of historical cultivation and the usage needs), establishing and integrating the green boundaries (of enclosures and pathways) with the use of native species such as lentisk, phillyrea and Phoenician juniper, making sure to complete the borders with myoporum and pittosporum whenever necessary and in proximity of dry-stone walls. The confirmation and valorisation of the ancient connective fabric constituted by a succession of buildings, mostly enclosed or with an open courtyard layout, and the simple design of pathways as determined by use. The rehabilitation of the buildings will be carried out with the methodology of conservative restoration, to which new devices that can be disassembled will be added for generating shaded areas in accordance to the usage needs of open spaces and of the great courtyard