renovation and innovation: the concept behind an existing music hall to bring to a new life

Casa della Musica

Cervignano del Friuli . Udine . 2010



Cervignano del Friuli . Udine

Comune di Cervignano del Friuli

Design: 2004
Construction: 2010


Massimo Crivellari

Architectural Project
GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architettura srl (Udine)
Arch. Stefano Gri, Arch. Piero Zucchi (project leaders)
Arch. Stefania Anzil

Structural Design
Ing. Alessandro Nutta

Mechanical and Electrical Plants Design
Eng Team

Publications & Awards


  • Dec. 2012 Re-generation: research, design, construction . La Triennale di Milano
  • Oct.  2013 Arketipo N.77 . Architecture and Construction Engineering International Magazine
  • Apr. 2012 Summa + #121
  • June 2015 B1 . Be One Magazine
  • Sept. 2015 Concept Vol.197

The project deals with the construction of a new music hall in Cervignano del Friuli inside an existing building, which is then totally renovated and transformed.
The new destination incorporates different functions related to several groups and associations and is meant to be used in different ways.


The project consists in creating two floors in the existing building. The extant brick structure will be preserved and reused to support the roof, while a new independent reinforced concrete volume will outline a new area inside the building, and guarantee soundproofing.
The latter structure is composed of four volumes for the rehearsal rooms on the first floor, the only enclosed and independent areas in the two-storey volume.

The saddle roof of wooden beams is rebuilt with a greater pitch and higher than the previous one. The first floor, partially opening onto the double-height ceiling, is occupied by a multipurpose hall seating 100 people.

The main facade is completed by five large protruding floor-to-ceiling window frames, containing the glazed and blind panes on different horizontal and vertical plans, so that the town-facing front looks “deeper”.

This site is registered on as a development site.