Restoration of the “Casino di Bersaglio” / weber+winterle architects


© Davide Perbellini

© Davide Perbellini
  • Client: Soprintendenza dei beni culturali della Provincia Autonoma di Trento

© Davide Perbellini

© Davide Perbellini

Text description provided by the architects. Since 15th. century the strong presence of the “casini di bersaglio” (historic shooting ranges) as well as target-practice activity, permeates the historical Tirol area in North Italy. Besides the compulsory military service and the definition of regulations for military enrollment, the steady updates and the practice-exercise on the use of firearms achieved a fundamental role. To accomplish that it was set up a network of shooting ranges, constructed by small structures, spread out uniformly all over the Tirolo’s territories.


© Davide Perbellini

© Davide Perbellini

The “casino di bersaglio” of the Comune of Campitello di Fassa was erected in 1905, descriveble as a simple square plan construction, built from plastered stonework and completed with a pitched roof.


© Davide Perbellini

© Davide Perbellini

Interior Elevation 02

Interior Elevation 02

The restoration seeks to revitalize the building for a forthcoming exhibition space, that displays the witness of the imminent political-social role played by these “casini di bersaglio”, since the number of intact construction is limited compared to the original extensive diffusion in the historic area of Tirolo.


© Davide Perbellini

© Davide Perbellini

Interior Elevation 01

Interior Elevation 01

Particularly the exterior and interior plasters were restored, bringing back the initial plaster; the roofing slate was refurbished with pre-oxidised copper; it was introduced a new front door in corten, characterized by a both internally and externally protruding intrados, designed as a sign with a welcoming role; lastly in proximity of the shooting position, three window frames in corten were inserted, able to create a scope effect focusing on the landscape and the position of the targets.


© Davide Perbellini

© Davide Perbellini