TSH – THE STUDENT HOTEL – SAN LORENZO
The building complex, former seat of the customs office, is located in the heart of Rome’s San Lorenzo district, which developed in the 20th century; the area is characterized by cultural, historical and archaeological sites as Porta Maggiore and Mura Aureliane (The Aurelian Walls) and is a short walk from important infrastructure as Termini Railway Station, La Sapienza University of Rome and the Policlinico Umberto I. The aim of the project is to build a “Student Hotel” that can accommodate up to 900 guests mostly students, but also professionals and other tourists. More specifically, the project envisages the renovation and the change of use of one of the two industrial buildings from non-residential to residential institution (from offices to hostel). The second building will be demolished and rebuilt with 350 m2 as additional gross floor area (GFA). Also in this case the use will be changed from non-residential to residential institution. The new building will have 7 floors above ground and 1 floor underground and an overall height of 24 m, in compliance with the maximum height of surrounding buildings. The focal point of the entire complex will be a large square bounded to the South by tall trees. The architectural and the natural elements protect the area from the noise and the view of the skyway to the North and the railway tracks to the South, improving the character of this space, which at present is not suitable for the project.