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L'Ortu Duzzi
The Fishermen's House
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DESIGNER
 
 
Buzzo Spinelli
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CONTEXT
 
Location
Buzzo Spinelli Architecture, L'Ortu Duzzi, The Fishermen's House, Bonifacio, Corsica, Corse, France
Relationship with the location
Buzzo Spinelli Architecture, L'Ortu Duzzi, The Fishermen's House, Bonifacio, Corsica, Corse, France
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DESCRIPTION
 
The Fishermen's House
Buzzo Spinelli Architecture, L'Ortu Duzzi, The Fishermen's House, Bonifacio, Corsica, Corse, FranceThe original commission aimed for a fishermen facility made of 20 workshops. But after in-depth analysis of the site, its history, and the municipality needs; Buzzo Spinelli Architecture proposed to enhance the program by adding a sales area and an urban space.
Following their lead, the general contractor wished to complete this program with an office for the fisherman, another one for the SNSM, and a community hall.
Exchanges of views between both parties gave birth to the final project.
More than just a facility for fishermen, L'Ortu Duzzi project added a new chapter to Bonifacio's story with its material and its endemic gardens.
The Building
Buzzo Spinelli Architecture, L'Ortu Duzzi, The Fishermen's House, Bonifacio, Corsica, Corse, FranceNamed after its location; L'OrtuDuzzi, in Bonifacian “Gardens where the fresh water runs”, is the chosen site for the fishermen to carry on with the tale of their city.
Those gardens with their spring water, ideal for vegetation, reveal a peaceful place to pass on ancestral skills.

Nesting at the foot of a limestone cliff, dreaming of an open space, the fishermen corporation hold decided to dive into the port reminding us that Bonifacio belongs to the sea.

The building moulds the cliff and spreads all along the plot. It embraces the whole area generating an urban project as well as an architectural one.
And because it is standing against the cliff, the fishermen's corporation offers a large esplanade connected to the building itself through designed outdoors areas. In this way, net repairs, auction sales, and fishermen's work occupy the shore bringing back to life these -once wild- practices.

Wrapped by the beautiful mineralogy of the area, the construction is intended to be rough in its context. The choice of the cast concrete carries proudly the scares of the process.
These concrete horizontal imprints, together with the sliding shutters lines echo the limestone strata behind them.
The sun shades made of horizontal wooden slates animate the building's elevation giving a kinetic effect as well as deck look.
A white concrete acroterion stands out from the background creating shadow for the fishermen and reminding the headland of the city.
The first floor is designed like a belvedere where bonifacian plant species take over the terrace creating a charming space for fellowship and sharing.
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Buzzo Spinelli Architecture, L'Ortu Duzzi, The Fishermen's House, Bonifacio, Corsica, Corse, France
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MATERIALS
 
concrete, cement, wood, metal, steel

Cast concrete, white cement, Niangon wood (used for naval constructions), and metalwork in thermo-lacquered steel.

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
France [France]
Region
Corsica [Corse]
District
Corse-du-Sud
Arrondissement
Sartène
Town
Bonifacio
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Conference and meeting rooms
Commercial buildings
Kiosks, news-stands
Warehouses, workshops
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Panoramic structures, belvederes

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Landscape architecture
Waterfront
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2012    
Realisation
2015 - 2016
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CLIENT
 
 
Commune de Bonifacio
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 1,079,723.90
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Consistence
20 workshops for the fishermen (storage and working place)
1 garbage room
1 sales area with fish stalls
1 ice maker room
1 office for the fishermen
1 office for SNSM (French Sea Rescue Association)
1 community hall
Outdoor area and landscaped public esplanade
Surface
net sq.m. 320
gross sq.m. 1,098
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STRUCTURES
 
 
ISB
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STAFF
 
Project
Buzzo Spinelli Architecture
Project management
Buzzo Spinelli Architecture
Construction management
Commune de Bonifacio
Mechanical engineer
B52
Quantity surveyor
Eco Sud Ingénierie
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Serge Demailly
Text edited by Buzzo Spinelli Architecture
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Buzzo Spinelli Architecture, L'Ortu Duzzi, The Fishermen's House, Bonifacio, Corsica, Corse, France



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