The palazzo Salmatoris is situated on the main street of Cherasco, a small town in the heart of the wine region of Langhe. The current feature of the palace is the output of the complex overlapping of different building phases that reflect the ambition of a wealthy local aristocratic family to follow the changing international trends in architecture and interior design of the ancien régime. The building has been recently purchased by the municipality and transformed into a visual art museum. The project consists in including a lateral wing of the palace into the museum spaces. A very strict preservation code and the complexity itself of the building oriented the project towards visual and technological simplicity. In 2016 a book edited by Manfredo di Robilant on the building history and renovation has been published by Umberto Allemandi.
Cherasco (Turin), 2011-2015
Client: Municipality of Cherasco
Contract value: Euro 1.600.000
Giovanni Durbiano (with Luca Reinerio and Isolarchitetti Srl)
Structures: IPEprogetti Srl
Systems: MCM Srl