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Corte Bertesina - Vicenza, Italy

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Corte Bertesina is an organic farm, located a few kilometres outside Vicenza, that has been the subject of a redevelopment project to achieve all-round sustainability. The project is the work of the traverso-vighy architetti architectural practice, which has restored and transformed the original structure of this typical nineteenth-century Venetian farm courtyard.

The development of a social farming project, which started in 2010 to offer job opportunities to young people with Down syndrome, has led to the complex restoration of the Corte. It has culminated in the creation of entirely new spaces, intended for production, sales, teaching and agritourism activities, that sit alongside the owners’ private quarters.

L&L was responsible for the lighting planning, setting itself the objectives of energy conservation, light-pollution control and the occupants’ wellbeing.

Neva 2.0 linear profiles, bracket mounted on the structural beams, light the shingles on the roof with a wash that creates a unique decorative effect. Neva 1.1 LEDs are installed indoors, in the private quarters, to draw attention to the modular panelling, and, in the study, completely recessed in the niches to light up their depths.

The lighting in the external areas has been designed to interfere as little as possible with the night-time darkness of a farming environment: Beam 2.0 fixtures pick out the driveway entrance, while Trevi fixtures are integrated into the pool of water in the courtyard to pick out the long wall of local stone.

 


Project // traverso-vighy architetti

Light planning // traverso-vighy architetti

Photo // Alessandra Chemollo

Beam 2.0

Beam 2.0

3000K, single beam, stainless steel

Neva 1.1

Neva 1.1

3000K, 27W, 11°, with brackets and anti-glare shield

Neva 1.2

Neva 1.2

3000K, 45W, 11°, with brackets

Neva 2.0

Neva 2.0

3000K, 6W, 11°, with brackets

River Wall 2.0

River Wall 2.0

3000K, 11°, with brackets

Trevi 1.2

Trevi 1.2

3000K, 32W, diffuse optics