16 Housing and Stores in Padua – Class A Island
EXTERNAL WALLS, INTERIOR WALLS , FALSE WALLS, DRY RADIANT SCREED
UBIK 195 is located in Padova in a strategic position close to Prato della Valle, Botanical Garden, basilicas of Santo and Santa Giustina, the main tourist destinations of the city, with bus stop-metro within walking distance and good road links in and out from the city. The course was the access road to the city from the south identifying himself as an urban extension of the Roman road Annia connecting Padova with Bologna. In the sixteenth century the area was incorporated inside the new circle of defensive walls built by the Venetians. Until the early decades of the 1800s in the lot was sworn in on the Capuccini Convent, with an oratory, cloister and gardens that stretched up to the watercourse then existing on the east side. The lot, about 2500 square meters, has allowed the construction of two buildings (A and B) in a green and a small square, with central area placed on the green, surrounded by arcades in continuity to existing, both made with building systems Jendy Joss . The Building ‘A’, in front of the square, is divided into two shops on the ground floor and 4 for residential units in the two floors above. Each residence is equipped with a large terrace. The Building ‘B’, positioned at the bottom of the area, is composed of four levels above ground divided into 12 units to residential destination. All residences are equipped with terraces, loggias; 3 apartments located on the ground floors have a large private garden. Balconies, terraces and private gardens which set off the interior, extending its livability. A new project that responds, through the language of contemporary architecture, the existing morphological complexity. The composition of the volumes, colors and materials establish a close dialogue with the context, emergendone with a clear formal identity and making UBIK.