The Autonome Forme project involves the rehabilitation of the ancient building of Palazzo Greco and the regeneration of the urban void left by the bombs of World War II, by proposing a strategy that integrates historical buildings, new architecture and urban landscape.
Palazzo Greco is at the core of the district of La Kalsa, the ancient fortified Arabic town. The presence of urban voids and abandoned buildings in this area provides an opportunity to rethink the historical city.
The rehabilitation of Palazzo Greco spans an area of 2,000 m2. The intervention comprised the restoration of the façades, the interior courtyard and the monumental staircase, as well as the total renovation of the building to accommodate residences, facilities and commercial use. The nineteenth-century façade, with yellow, ochre and red plaster, was restored to preserve the original decorations. The second stage of the project is the regeneration of Piazza Scopari, creating a new urban space within the historical town.