Medieval Burg Restoration at Bale/Valle
2015-2016 / Bale/Valle, Pazin (PU) – Croatia
Is it possible to restore the influence of an ancient Burg and create a place that is appealing for tourists and residents alike?
Is the “scattered hotel” the only possible answer to a local fleeing and a tourist increase?
Bale is an ancient medieval Burg, built entirely out of stone chunks, rich in history and traditions.
Over the last decades there has been a costant decrease of population, that left the Burg searching a more modern way of living.
Contrary to this behaviour there has been an increase of the tourism, especially on the summer period, that gave new buisness possibilities to the abandoned buildings – the “scattered hotel”.
Objective of the project is finding a new answer to Bale restoration process, with the “scattered hotel” as one of the multiple features that compose the city, not as the only one.
Starting from a full scale analysis of the natural resources of the environment and the cultural heritage, we have discovered a deep and intimate connection between the Burg and its territory, with traditional handicrafts and an expanded agrifood sector that produces excellences on different segments of the national and international market.
Keeping that in mind, development of the agrifood sector can be the starting point of an extention to an all-year tourist offer, giving new access to multiple activities on winter and mid-season, with laboratories, events and showrooms for local research and selling.
References: Banyoles Old Town Refurbishment – Miàs Architects
Sinkhole Restoration by:
Selma Becic – Tina Modrusan – Camilla Portieri
Burg Restoration (Proposal 1) by:
Mauro Moscardini – Nicolò Pozzato – Verdiana Peron
Burg Restoration (Proposal 2) by:
Francesco Coser – Mauro Gardin – Tea Capoia
Special Thanks to: Camping Mon Perin