Recupero Invaso Goleto

The integrated project carried out at Goleto has involved and reinterpreted numerous parts of the monastic whole and of the rural spaces near it, establishing a dialogue with the place, creating new spaces, new suggestions, new ways, new visions, new places. The new carried out handmanufactured articles (wallings, floors, coverings, stairs, pavings, fittings) all artisan, designed and made on the stocks, with material of the place, with the mortars derived from the smashing of the stones and crocks found there, integrate themselves with the altirpin territory, reinterpreting nature and history in a new contemporaneous scenery.

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The proposed intervention prevides the repair of a “spatial pot” for the public placed in the rural district surrounding the Goleto Abbey.
The Goleto site, for its historical and archaeological importance, holds primary importance for the commune of S.Angelo dei Lombardi and the whole altirpin territory for increasing tourism in the territory.

The intervention will be made in an area of 5,000 square metres.
The restored “spatial pot” will exploit better a monument of great historical importance, dating back to 1130, a true jewel of the medieval architecture of middle-southern Italy; Pot and Abbey form, therefore, an architectonic, urbanistic and naturalistic context of remarkable value. Memory of the white dried in the sun rural spaces where the fairs of cattle took place; The calcareous gravel has been rematerialized with the stone little cubes of Bisaccia; slabs and basoli of Fontanarosa, pebbles of the river Ofanto; lime-trees – loved and imported by the Longobards – on the southern edge, in the valley; canal made of stones and play of water that recover for natural waterfall the sources of the Abbey recovered upriver.

Irpin stone hand-made by the craftsmen of Fontanarosa and Bisaccia, solid chestnut-wood from the forests of Montella, stones and cobbles and crocks recovered from the ruins, re-used and/or ground to make mortars and pavings of crushed-cobble.
Materials and works synthesis among history, place and local culture; with the aim of giving back value to the architecture, without beeing prisoners of memory, grafting new into old as they do with vines.