Tabiano, Emilia Romagna
The project of the rectory of Tabiano is part of the wider restoration and recovery of the ancient village of Tabiano Castello, in the municipality of Salsomaggiore, owned by the Corazza family since 1882.
Located at over 300 meters above sea level, in the hills of the province of Parma, surrounded by oak woods and unspoiled countryside, it dominates the plain with a view as far as the eye can see, from the Alps to the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
The Borgo and the Castle of Tabiano date back to the 11th century and were built on the ruins of a Roman settlement. Tabiano was then a military fortress at the center of many historical events, and today it has been transformed into a Relais de Charme.
Thanks to a patient restructuring work promoted by Professor Giacomo Corazza and his family, its authenticity has been preserved, despite all the comforts of the present; with great attention to respect for history, environmental sustainability and links with the territory. Here, electricity and hot water come from solar panels and heating is from the castle’s woods. Tabiano uses wood-fired boilers and recovers old stoves and fireplaces.
Andrea Magnaghi Architecture designed the intervention on the rectory following the images of the late 19th century collapsed building. The project involved the recovery of the rectory volume and its change of use, in addition to the construction of a SPA obtained by digging the embankment and exploiting the crack in the walls that opens up the possibility of a view downstream.
The project is aimed at creating a scattered Hotel with 15 rooms equipped with common areas and a SPA with swimming pool. The project maintained a dialogue with the entire historical complex, while operating according to a recognizable and contemporary design. A large panoramic glass opening draws inspiration from the openings of the barns recovered in the area.
The classic materials of the area have been interpreted in a contemporary way: the brick of the wall is no longer volume but surface, the stone is no longer constitutive but evocative. The sober finishes are in iron. The pool window brings to life the beauty of the stone, the reference material of the SPA.
Status: in progress