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Brownfield Caporacca Powder Keg

Short Overview

The building is located in the Acquasanta area, near the historic core of Marola, immediately behind the military road of the Castellana which leads to the General Cascino battery and the Campiglia village.

The building is part of the structures supposedly built between 1880 and 1890 which, although located outside the walls of the Arsenale, belonged to the naval base.

It has a rectangular planimetric structure with perimeter structures in stone masonry plastered to the rustic and a gabled roof presumably supported by a wooden truss structure; the building is characterised by the presence of two large circular openings in correspondence of the tympanums that surmount the headboard walls. The construction presents the language of military architecture of the end of the 19th century with a decorative apparatus consisting of mouldings of simple section in correspondence with the cornice of the crowning and of the brick frames that emphasize the openings.

The perimeter wall has, in correspondence with two of the four corners of the building and in opposite position, a circular course forming two protruding volumes which presumably have the function of controlling the side of the building.

The boundary wall on the side facing the street, is equipped with a profile in stone material with a circular section that delimits the base part of the facade from that in elevation.


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Area details
Property: Public
Gross Floor Area GFA: 3820 m²
Covered area: 1080 m²
Province: La Spezia
Municipality: La Spezia
Address: Loc. Acquasanta, La Spezia
Urban requirements: Superordinate restriction - Legislative Decree 42/2004 (Consolidated text of cultural heritage and landscape) art. 10

Last use: Abandoned structure
Occupation: Free
Reference segment: -
Investment type (sale/location): Location
Description of area already designated to other use: Abandoned building and in ruins
Area subjected to feasibility study: Yes
Type: Military artifact with Fortification Enhancement Program approved by Mibact on 12/07/2016.
Number of present buildings: 2
Building year: 1880
Condition: In poor state
Cultural requirements: Yes
State of preservation:

The powder magazine is in a complete state of neglect and advanced degration with the total compromise of the coverage and most of the remaining structures.

Motorway: La Spezia 7.5 km
Train station: La Spezia Centrale 3.9 km
Statistical data of the municipality of La Spezia

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