NEWS

50 years of Lares

On 22 March 2017, Lares turned 50, half a century of passion, of which there are hundreds of restoration works on the monumental and artistic heritage of our country.

Gold medal at the 2014 Domus Prize

EX-AEQUO GOLD MEDAL

The city walls of Citadella

Designer: architect Patrizia Valle
Location: Citadel, Padua, Italy
Contractor: Lares S. r. l., Venice, Italy
Completion: 2013

The restoration and “re-animation” of the citadel city walls, one of the most interesting new lands in northern Italy built between the 12th and 13th centuries, represent two closely interlinked aspects, with the intention of the designer. The restoration work, aimed at recovering the significant elements of the city walls in their current material consistency, is combined with the two’ reintegrative’ interventions aimed, on the one hand, at guaranteeing the accessibility of the places, and on the other hand at’ solving’ an architectural gap, respecting the conservative principles, through a proportionate use of contemporary language. The result is a skillfully balanced whole, also from a landscape point of view.