Hillside Masterplan, Umbria
An uninterrupted landscape
FLACQ‘s feasibility study and concept design for a new Spa, Hotel, Villa and Townhouse development in Umbria responds to the existing landscape.
The site is 225 hectares of mixed woodland and agricultural land and is centered around a 15th century forte and castello. The existing buildings have fallen into disrepair but retain their magnificent hilltop presence.
The project is designed to be an exemplar environmental development seeking to minimise disruption to the existing natural landscape and native habitats. Small clusters of new buildings, of a similar scale to a typical Italian village, are embedded into the landscape close to the existing woodlands, concealed from the main approach and respectful of the historic viewing corridors of the forte.
The use of green roofs, rainwater harvesting and recycling, solar, thermal, geothermal, local labour and materials have been explored during feasibility stage.
Value: £54 million