Convent of Saint-François in Sainte-Lucie de Tallano (Corsica)
Amelia Tavella Architectes 

Convent of Saint-François in Sainte-Lucie de Tallano (Corsica)

Amelia Tavella Architectes 


Amelia Tavella has renovated and extended a convent on her native island, Corsica, turning it into a cultural center for the town of of Sainte-Lucie de Tallano. Immersed in a mountainous landscape, the Convent of Sainte-François, built in 1480, was abandoned and partly in ruins. Amelia Tavella Architectes sought to preserve the history and essence of the monastic premises, adding a perforated copper volumen that reinterprets the torn part of the preexisting stone construction and harbors an exhibition room, a media library, and spaces for children. In this way, the reconstruction of the religious building preserves the vestiges of its history.