To Bore, Engrave, Raise, Traverse

architects Hubmann•Vass Architekten
project Access Area to Rivoli Castle, Rivoli, Italy
written by Pierre-Alain Croset


The architecture of Hubmann & Vass in Rivoli provides an extraordinary perceptual experience. When one approaches from the old nucleus of Rivoli, merely the grandiose mass of the unfinished Juvarra castle is discernible in the distance and this impression remains until one reaches the foot of the hill: the castle disappears at this point and an ascending path begins which will reveal surprising spaces and unexpected vistas in just a few minutes.