L’Albereta, Erbusco, Brescia, Italia - Moretti Modular Contractor

Erbusco, Brescia, Italy

In the renovation of L’Albereta Relais & Chateaux, various models and trends interact, ranging from the revival of Gothic style to floral and the expressionism of the avant-garde. The intervention was conducted and developed entirely by the staff of Moretti Modular Contractor, who managed to materialize the creative project of the architect Savin Couélle, blending Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modernist elements, typical of the villas that emerged at the beginning of the 20th century in this area of Lombardy. The development of the project involved the overall functional renovation of the nineteenth-century mansion, through an intervention that restored the villa to its original beauty.

Starting from this structure, the area has been affected by new constructions, with buildings that are diversified in function and coordinated in architectural impact, each one also characterised by its own personality.

Particularly interesting is the use of prefabricated elements, which made it possible to realise a solid load-bearing structure concealed within a valuable architecture. Precast concrete elements were used in the two bodies resulting from the most recent extension of L’Albereta. In the body known as ‘Torre del lago’, which has seven levels, five of which are above ground, two large beams of 530 quintals each were used on level ‘0’, which support the entire structure. Torre del lago leads to the Espace Vitalité, arranged on two underground levels and built with prefabricated reinforced concrete elements: the plinths, the rectangular pillars (40×60 cm) and the beams (T- and L-shaped pre-stressed), support ‘Dallone’ tiles (40 cm high) and infill panels.

Project: Savin Couélle

"Moretti Modular Contractor is a company with strong technical skills: it knows how to develop projects with mixed materials and can find solutions even to the most complex design requests."


A complex renovation intervention that combines the requalification of the nineteenth-century villa with the insertion of new volumes in prefabricated reinforced concrete, harmoniously integrated.

Partnership between the designer and the technical office of Moretti Modular Contractor in identifying effective construction solutions, capable of interpreting architectural ideas and integrating different styles.


quintals is the weight of the two large beams that support the structure of the “Torre del lago.”

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