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Main objectives of AlpStone Home project

"Traditional architecture promotion, man-made landscape and built-up areas protection" Interreg project aims to reevaluate and recover the local traditional and historic heritage.

The Italian project leader is Provincia del Verbano Cusio Ossola, while the Swiss one is Ente Regionale per lo Sviluppo del Locarnese e della Vallemaggia;  the italian partners are Centro Servizi Lapideo del Verbano Cusio Ossola, G.A.L. Laghi e Monti del V.C.O., Politecnico di Torino, Comune di Beura Cardezza (VB), Comune di Santa Maria Maggiore (VB); the Swiss partner is GLATi (Federazione delle Associazioni di Artigiani del Ticino).


The main objectives of the project are, described very concisely, as follows:
  • Preparation of anthologies/manuals with the aim of defining correct methods of intervention for the recovery of the local traditional and historic heritage, which can be adopted by the local administrations as guidelines to be implemented for the performance of more rational recovery interventions on the existing assets as well as for new construction interventions respectful of the environment (be it natural or urbanised), culture, identity and local traditions;
  • Performance of some pilot recovery interventions, with an eye to the issues of seismic nature and energy improvement as well, so that they can be taken as case-study examples of historical architectural heritage reclamation;
  • Training purposes, aimed in particular at the technicians of Municipal Authorities, Local Commissions for the landscape and designers in general, developed through the organisation of training workshops on the theme of construction techniques, rehabilitation and maintenance of alpine trails and stone walls and stone slab roofs, with special attention to the references to the current regulations in force both in Italy and in Switzerland, so as to define hints for a common reflection/comparison during a general meeting;
  • Through the activity of the Enhancement Agency “AlpStone Home”, promoting the reuse of “typical” local traditional buildings in the field of tourism and hospitality industry, in order to create an incentive for the local economy of Verbano Cusio Ossola.
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