1_Temporary flats in the Lega del Filo d’Oro Centre | Stefano Guidarini



Project title: Temporary flats in the Lega del Filo d’Oro Centre, Osimo (1° phase)

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 Stefano Guidarini




City: Osimo (AN)

Address: via Linguetta, Osimo



Designer or design team architects: Masterplan, architectural project and art direction: Guidarini & Salvadeo Architetti Associati ( Stefano Guidarini and Pierluigi Salvadeo). Collaborators architects C. Lucarelli, G.B. Padalino, C. Roccheggiani, L. Varvello. Structures, Facilities, D.L., Security: Termostudi Engineering Company, ing. B. Roccheggiani, Ing. R. Tamburi. Energy consulting: Marche Polytechnic University. Department of Energetics / S.TRA.TE.G.I.E. srl


Plot Area: 27.284,27 sq.m.

Gross Area: 14.967,25 sq.m.

Of which residential: 27 %
Public/communal areas:  3%
Facilities for the public: 35%
Business/trade: 0%
Offices: 35%

Number of residential units: 10
Typology of users: families, old-aged people, temporary residents, other
Total building costs Euros: 26.000.000,00 €
Building Cost = Total Bulding Cost / Gross Area: 1.740,00 €
Floor area ratio = Gross Area / Plot Area: 0,55
Work started on date: Friday, 1st November 2013
Work completion date: Friday, 1st December 2017


Promoter: Lega del Filo d’Oro ONLUS. Association for the assistance, education and rehabilitation of the deafblind and multisensory impaired and their reintegration into the family and society.
Allotment rule: Temporary accommodation for patients and their families. Periods from one week to one year.
Reduction cost percentage compared to the market value:
– assignment: 100%
– rent: 100%

Description of the project: 


Cost of construction max:
Rental/sale cost compared to market price: There is no rental fee. The center has regional accreditation and families contribute according to their possibilities.


Rules of allocation: The buildings are outside the residence market. They are temporary residences for the guests in care and their accompanying relatives.
Protection of fragile categories: The Lega del Filo d’Oro is destined for the care, assistance and residence of multi-disabled psycho-sensory people. In temporary residences, guests (who are never called “patients”) stay with their families.
Involvement of inhabitants in the building process: In the planning process it was obviously not possible to involve the inhabitants, but there was a long phase of dialogue and reflection with the social-health operators, of great importance for the definition of the housing typologies and the choice of materials.
Community accompaniment in the life of the building: The residents of the residences are made up of deafblind guests who must receive temporary treatments and their accompanying relatives. Both of them participate in collective life initiatives together with the operators of the social-health center.


Functional mixitè: The center has a high functional mix, in the name of integration between the residences and places for therapy, work (laboratories, offices), culture (the library), leisure (the multi-purpose room) and spaces open (patios and outdoor garden).
Common spaces and shared living: The apartments reflect the principle of the Cluster-Wohnungen of Swiss origin (Zurich). Each apartment, shared by two families, is divided into two groups of two en-suite bedrooms, which overlook a common living-dining room with the open kitchen.
Techniques and strategies for environmental saving: The buildings have a low environmental impact and low energy consumption, thanks to the materials used and the active and passive exploitation of solar energy (collectors and photovoltaic panels), integrated with the use of heat pumps and geothermal probes

Description of the project: 

In some cases, collective or shared flats is a component of projects that are not exclusively residential. This is the case of the Health Centre and Apartments inaugurated in 2017 in the hilly landscape of the Italian town of Osimo.

The important residential component of this project offers an autonomous solution to the need to house patients and those who accompany them. While directly linked to the medical services offered by the Centre, the temporary flats ensure a family-like quality. The structure was not simply provided with a given number of beds, but instead offers regular flats that manage to avoid a clinical feeling in favour of a more domestic setting that also ensure patients are properly assisted.

The residential spaces are supported by services and facilities designed to ensure residents wellbeing and standards of care. However, they are also independent and provided with a more autonomous appearance and function. Single and double bed flats are organised based on the model of clusters, in which groups of private rooms share common dining and living spaces. Thanks to this expedient, residents are offered environments that combine personal privacy with a dimension of collective living. The dynamics of organising this coexistence are thus very similar to a traditional family setting.

The whole structure was conceived as an aggregation of multiple buildings. While visually and functionally distinct, they are connected by a single “podium” building. Five outdoor patios carved out of the podium bring natural light and air inside the building. Clinics, laboratories, rehabilitation facilities, archives and offices are distributed around different voids. They mitigate the mass of the building and help integrate the new artificial plan into the natural substrate of the site.

Green roofs dissimulate the structure and blend it into the hillside panorama. The volumes rise above the ground in linear and rigorous forms.

The project will be completed (II phase) by another building with pools and gyms, a cafeteria and two additional buildings containing flats for patients and visitors.

Gardens and green spaces reduce the building to a series of patterns within the landscape; the therapeutic garden accentuate how spaces are perceived and how they change with the passing of time and changing seasons.