citta‘ di noe‘

Castelnuovo covered market
Regional products, sustainable products, Bio Slowfood

The indoor market “Noah’s City” aims to generate an alternative eating and shopping awareness, it’s feasibility originating within regional reach:
– Acting in respect for humans, animals and environment
– Supporting regional and seasonal purchases
– Encouraging the establishment of small-scale food and crafts trades focused on local-values
– Proposing for trade and consumption only organic products
REGIONAL products include following Italian neighbouring regions: Veneto, Trentino and South Tyrol, Friuli Venezia Giulia


The covered market should become a launch platform for projects dealing with healthy-eating culture, with conscious agriculture favouring biodiversity and respecting the natural environment. It should become a pilot-example for urban food-supply, fuelling the social debate aiming to sustainable and fair food-trade at global level. It should give a chance to regional traders, producers and owners on local scale to directly reach the public. The proposal should represent a chance and initiate a transformation process towards ecological farming, promote food excellence from regional resources and finally increase job-opportunities.

Open-air markets and weekly and farmer’s markets will take place under the pergola.

The covered market, open all year round, will offer a wide products variety, gastronomy islands and a brewery. On the upper floor there are a wine shop and gastronomy areas for events, seating and consumption. Citizen’s confrontation-talks for regional associations should take place here and promote regional, ecological and socially sustainable food. On the basement are located warehouses, technical rooms, brewery storage, sanitary and checkrooms. Mobile stands for events and concert areas are foreseen on the outdoor spaces, equipped with green islands and plants.


The sustainable architectural concept opted for a load-bearing wooden skeleton, wooden walls and slats alternate to glass openings.

An energetic self-sufficiency concept relies on photovoltaic energy-supply, with panels above the parking lot, additionally providing for shadows, covering part of the market roof. Shed roof openings face north, providing the market with natural lighting and ventilation, photovoltaic panels face south.

Eco Castelnuovo s.r.l.
Castelnuovo del Garda, VR, Italien
Johann Obermoser, Daniel Venter, Clemens Steininger, Monica Sferch
Harald Brutscher