Calamity Atelier


Function: open-air contemporary art exhibition area
Year: 2019
Gross floor area: 1346 m²
Location: Borgo Valsugana, Italy

An open-air contemporary art exhibition area set up on the slopes of the Sella Valley, near the town of Borgo Valsugana. A specialty of the exhibition is that here the works of art coexist with the environment, and decompose after a certain time, reflecting the natural cycle of life.
In 2018, a severe storm hit the area. The Owners decided not to restore the site heavily damaged by the storm; instead they initiated a design competition to involve contemporary artists in a system of workshops and architectural design. A key element of the concept is to create buildings in harmony with the existing hiking trails.

SERVICES: conceptual design, design plan