Villa Favard


Design services for the restoration and adaptive reuse works, site supervision services.

The Baroness Fiorella Favard de L’Anglade commissioned renowned architect Giuseppe Poggi to design a residence that would reflect her wealth and social standing. The architect chose to create a first of its kind suburban villa, overlooking the river Arno.

Villa Favard was built between 1858 and 1860, in the centre of a land plot which became a magnificent example of late romantic garden.

HYDEA planned the restoration of both the Villa (including the refurbishment of the internal decorative elements) and the nearby Scuderie (horse stables) to house the new premises of POLIMODA, one of the most reputable international fashion schools in Italy.

The Villa boasts frescoed classrooms, as well as housing the administrative headquarters of the school. Classes are also held in the Scuderie, where an additional 1,000 sqm floor area in the attic was transformed into classrooms by creating a new floor.

From – To
2007 – 2011

Ente CRFI, Florence