Museum of the House of the 3rd Army

On the occasion of the celebrations of the Centenary of the Great War, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, through the Mission Structure for anniversaries of national interest, embarked on the project of enhancing Memorials related to the military Shrines.
In this framework, the design of the House of the Third Army Memorial aims to integrate restoration and conservation with contemporary design research by adopting the recycling strategy to establish unparalleled ties between the dense, rhetorical and abstract dimensions of the Shrine and the humble scale of the House.
The project chooses to build next to the built-up, proposing a creative reading of the traces and stories that are deposited and that inevitably intertwine with the present and the future of those who have them read them. This results in an overwhelming process of building new relationships of sense and form among the pre-existence through the introduction of a set of structured “fragments” of distinct bodies (the Square, the Gate, the Wall, the Corridor, the Basement), all collected around the House as fossil witnesses of a setup where the traces of a sort of contemporary archeology remain.



Realization of the widespread Memorial of the Great War in the House of the Third Army
Redipuglia Military Shrine, Fogliano Redipuglia (GO)


Orazio Carpenzano [Team leader]
Tommaso Pallaria
Paolo Marcoaldi
Fabio Balducci
Alessandra Di Giacomo

with Mauro Pagliaretti, Davide Pirillo, Alessandro Pirisi, Giulia Spiridigliozzi


Studio Azzurro [multimedia setup]
SETIN srl [structrures]
Fabio Garzia [systems]
Danilo Mori [security coordinator]


Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Struttura di Missione per gli anniversari di interesse nazionale
Ministero della Difesa – Commissariato generale per le onoranze ai caduti


Project: April 2015 / April 2016
Execution: starting 2018