Cultural site in Onna, Abruzzo, Italy
Permanent exhibition, library and Café

  • Conversion of a former kindergarten from the 1960s to a cultural site
  • Minor adjustments to layout and facades for the new functions, keeping the identity of the building
  • Exterior insulation with wood fibre and lime plaster, up to eight-times better heat-protection in summer compared to conventional products such as polystyrene and mineral rock wool
  • Interior finish with earth, stable indoor climate, very high heat retention at night time when temperatures drop

Client 
Earthquake Aid Onna of the German Embassy in Rome, Italy

Project Coordination 
Deutsche Botschaft Rom

Completion
2013 (Building)

Overall Planning, Architect 
Roswag Architekten

Exhibition: Concept/Design 
Roswag Architekten with Christiane Liebert

Structural Engineer 
Ziegert | Seiler Ingenieure

HVAC Concept, Simulation 
Ingenieurbüro Hausladen

Landscape Architect 
Capatti Staubach – Urbane Landschaften