The fortress of Alessandria, a 90.000 inhabitants town in south-eastern Piedmont is a remarkable example of ancien regime military architecture, built in the 1730s to defend an edge of the Savoia reign. The project goal was to preserve and reuse the whole area of the fortress, that is in fact a huge citadel facing the town from the opposite side of the river Tanaro.
Client: Provincia di Alessandria
Giovanni Durbiano (with Luca Reinerio e Isolarchitetti Srl, Paolo Pejrone, Franco Brugo, Paola Zavattaro, Studio De Ferrari Architetti, Mauro Berta, ICIS Srl, Siac)
Photographs: Daniele Regis