TONES TEATRO NATURA

Tones Teatro Natura is the new great project by Tones on the Stones, born in 2020, in full lockdown, which through an environmental redevelopment process has begun to transform the former industrial site of Cava Roncino into a permanent theater surrounded by nature.

In a historical moment that revealed all the fragility of the urban system and while all the theaters in the world have been closed for over a year, building a Theater in Nature seemed an extremely motivating challenge as well as representing an opportunity for relaunching a territory of great beauty with a strong tourist vocation.

Today, after only two years, Tones Teatro Natura is in full construction of the infrastructures that from July 2022 will be able to accommodate small and large shows thanks to two stages and a series of ancillary functions such as a ticket office, a refreshment area, a bar area and reception services.

The former Cava di Gneiss is located in Oira, a small hamlet in the municipality of Crevoladossola, among woods, terraced vineyards and ancient stone villages of the Ossola Valley. The surrounding landscape highlights how much the history of the area is deeply linked to the extraction of stone, to its processing evident in its wide use in rural architecture. A historical, economic and cultural heritage that Tones on the Stones has always tried to tell and enhance.

The conversion of the industrial space into a Place of Culture is designed above all in favor of the new generations, with the aim of being an open gate to the world and to encourage the exchange of inclusive and courageous ideas, projects and visions. Tones Teatro Natura is above all a project, rich in values ​​and contents that some friends wanted to help us present through a Manifesto.

THE FUZZ ATELIER ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

The project is configured as a site-specific intervention capable of enhancing the landscape context through a modular and flexible compositional strategy for different ways of use. The functional layout of the entire project is set on the geometric lines defined by the quarry, following the morphology of the landscape.

The work dialogues with the natural context and with the history of the place, allowing a narrative continuity that draws its roots from the past, handing down to future generations the possibility of continuing to live these spaces, contributing to their transformation.

The architectural strategy is based on three fundamental principles: modularity – transparency – flexibility. These three aspects determine an approach in constant dialogue with the surrounding nature and with future users who will be able to shape the space according to their needs. The construction process involves a stratification of three main components: steel structures, modular cladding panels of local stones and prefabricated volumes.

The area prepared for the events manifests the distinctive features of the architectural typology of the theater, prefiguring a symmetrical compositional structure, despite the irregularities presented by the walls of the quarry. The project develops around a central void on which, on the long sides of the quarry, the structures that will house the ancillary activities stand.

THE NUMBERS OF TONES TEATRO NATURA

STAGES

SEATS

STANDING CAPACITY

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TONES TEATRO NATURA
OUR ATTENTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT

DRINKABLE WATER FOUNTAIN

Thanks to the contribution of the Rotary Club Pallanza Stresa and Verbano Cusio Ossola, at Tones Teatro Natura you will find a drinkable water fountain.

Come to the theater with your water bottle, or you can buy it at the cash desk. In fact, at the bar, we do not sell bottles and other disposable plastic materials.

GREEN SENTINEL

We are promoting the constitution of a group of volunteers and managers of environmental education and storytelling towards the public and the environmental “estate” of the Theater, they will be curators of the site and testimonials of all the cultural, social and environmental values ​​that the space promotes and disseminates . The Green Sentinels will be able to tell the public how the theater was born and what are the “rules of conduct” for living in it and taking advantage of the opportunities.

Would you like to become a Green Sentinel? Email us at info@tonesonthestones.com

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Tones Teatro Natura is organized with a differentiated waste collection that is constantly monitored.
Help us to generate less and less unsorted waste.

We are making Tones Teatro Natura with the support and contribution of: