Sapienza University Faculty of Studies in Humanities
Vetreria Sciarra is one of the industrial estates from the 1920s in the San Lorenzo district along Via Tiburtina, such as the Whurer beer factory, Cecere pasta factory and Pizzamiglio ice factory. All of them are located inside a dense urban fabric, prevalently residential, where courtyards become intense space of relationship, both visually and spatially binding together different pieces. The project, between urban infill and recovery of industrial archaeology, is the result of a mediation between the functional and dimensional requirements of the client for the installation of a new university on the one hand, and the requirements of the inhabitants to have semi-public spaces, not wanting to modify the inside views on the other hand. The new complex preserves and recovers the two principal fašades, integrating them with a new volume, while the inside space assumes a new configuration determined by the dialectical comparison with the historical fabric of the district.