In the first halves last century, the landscape of the Sicilian hinterland has suffered a notable change owed to the construction of villages and rural houses. These villages, constituted by an aggregation of buildings destined to services for the communities of farmers that owed "to colonize" the Sicilian latifundium, has modified the identity of the places, purely natural. Particularly, it concerns around 60 villages from the different typologies, morphologies and constructive techniques, and over 5.000 diffused rural houses in the whole Sicilian territory according to a scheme developed by the Minister for Agriculture and Forests. The villages had to be around 10-15 kilometers the one from the other so that to guarantee the essential services to the population lived in the agricultural houses. These houses had to be building within a range of 5 or 6 kilometers so to connect city and country. After some years from their construction the villages were abandoned. Currently the most of these villages are unused and are examples of notable environmental and landscape degradetion. The paper, through the analysis of the existing relationship currently between the natural and manmade landscape, is intended to reuse the rural villages and to enhance the landscape. The contribution, therefore, individualized some villages situated in strategic landscape areas, introduces some design assumptions with specific use (territorial museums of agricultural products and processes, installation of social activity, travel services included in thematic streams, etc.). The new destination of use will be decided after a careful analysis of the places and the needs of residents. These design assumption, will serve as guidelines for restoration and reintegration of the rural villages in the Sicilian landscape.

Recupero del paesaggio e dell'architettura rurale nella Sicilia occidentale

BASIRICO', TIZIANA;
2009

Abstract

In the first halves last century, the landscape of the Sicilian hinterland has suffered a notable change owed to the construction of villages and rural houses. These villages, constituted by an aggregation of buildings destined to services for the communities of farmers that owed "to colonize" the Sicilian latifundium, has modified the identity of the places, purely natural. Particularly, it concerns around 60 villages from the different typologies, morphologies and constructive techniques, and over 5.000 diffused rural houses in the whole Sicilian territory according to a scheme developed by the Minister for Agriculture and Forests. The villages had to be around 10-15 kilometers the one from the other so that to guarantee the essential services to the population lived in the agricultural houses. These houses had to be building within a range of 5 or 6 kilometers so to connect city and country. After some years from their construction the villages were abandoned. Currently the most of these villages are unused and are examples of notable environmental and landscape degradetion. The paper, through the analysis of the existing relationship currently between the natural and manmade landscape, is intended to reuse the rural villages and to enhance the landscape. The contribution, therefore, individualized some villages situated in strategic landscape areas, introduces some design assumptions with specific use (territorial museums of agricultural products and processes, installation of social activity, travel services included in thematic streams, etc.). The new destination of use will be decided after a careful analysis of the places and the needs of residents. These design assumption, will serve as guidelines for restoration and reintegration of the rural villages in the Sicilian landscape.
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