Regenerating Villa Fortuna captures the essence of the operating idea of rural landscape, intended as a unitary, dynamic system of interacting natural and anthropic components.
The project is grounded on a holistic approach, based on the integration of the principles of landscape ecology, agro-ecology, and architectural recovery, and proposes a new, advanced scenery of the rural environment.
The scientific research project was launched in 2019 in cooperation with UNIMI through a biennial service contract, with an investment of Euro 143,100.
The project’s operational matters were assigned to Villa Fortuna Società Agricola Sperimentale SRL, 100% owned by Fondazione Capellino. The progress will be monitored, measured and published over a timeframe of at least ten years, in order to prove the economic, ecologic, and social viability of the model we are creating. The first half of 2020 was dedicated to planning; the other half will be devoted to execution, with the establishment of a first experimental implant in an area of 3.5ha.
The foreseen architectural recovery of the settlement’s historical core (Villa and Northern Farm) and of the other minor buildings (Western Farm, Southern Farm, Shed and Silo) is being planned taking into account the agricultural and landscape requirements. It will be financed using a separate budget, and designed by Tekne S.p.A., the historical Milan engineering office that has been operating for five generations, with the advice of architect Baila, a specialist in historical buildings, and of architect Del Toro, specialised in landscape’s agricultural recovery; with the approval of the Belle Arti, responsible for the site since its donation by Pier Giovanni Capellino.
The project’s 2020 budget (excluding the one-off budget destined to the architectural recovery) amounts to Euro 430,000.
The reports will be available from the beginning of July 2021
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