eni village

Here the website of Progettoborca (borcaproject in english), with all the activities and the informations about the valorization programme launched by dc in this project site.

The ENI village of Borca di Cadore (BL) was built between the late 50s and the early 60s, thanks to the political and entrepreneurial ability, the ambition and willpower of Enrico Mattei.

It is a large compound (over 200.000 square meters), equipped with a plant developed on different structures, and  built, according to innovative criteria, in a large wood at the foot of the Mount Antelao, that with its 3.242 meters dominates the area of the Cadore and overlooks the dwelling of Borca, at some ten kilometres from Cortina D’Ampezzo.

The passing of Mattei, killed in 2962, reduced the necessary incentive for the realization of this experiment of social utopia in environment, which was therefore only partially completed, compared to the original project.

The idea behind this visionary and innovative project-construction site, was that of a sort of social city planning, conceived by the expansive mind of Mattei himself, and then built, with great architectural quality, by Edoardo Gellner first and foremost, in collaboration with Carlo Scarpa for some of its parts.

The social-organic criteria Mattei opted for was perfectly understood, developed and transferred into reality by Gellner, who translated it again in a complete way, on every level, from the city-planning organization, to the architectural one, and very well into the tiniest details of the furnishing.

The main structures of the site are comprehensive of the large Holiday Camp Building (30.000 square meters), of the Church of Our Lady of the Cadore, the hotel, the Camping with permanent tents,  the 280 one-family cottages, the residence.

It is an exceptional and unique site in Italy, in which the relationship between the strong aspects of the landscape and the natural environment merge in an astonishing way with the organic architectures that today the wood literally devours.

Ever since 2000, the Village is propriety of the Minoter Society, with which Dolomiti Contemporanee has started a collaboration, on the basis of a project of cultural and functional valorization of the settling.


here a video from the website Eni village, a pleasant stay in the future


here an explorative video about the site




May 16, 2022

   Dolomiti Contemporanee takes part in the Nouveau Grand Tour program, a cultural project stemmed from the Quirinal Treaty, signed by Presidents Macron and Draghi in November 2021. The pact aims to strengthen relations between Italy and France in several areas, in a
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June 28, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021, 7 pm – lecture: art and international residencies in the alpine territory on thursday, July 1, 2021, dolomiti contemporanee will take part in a series of lectures organized by the städelschule in frankfurt. the städelschule lectures, summer
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June 20, 2017

On Monday, June the 19th 2017, Deborah Serracchiani, president of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, came here, in the Vajont area. She first visited the dam, together with the mayors, the vice president Bolzonello, and the people in charge of the enel plant. After the dam, the
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dc 2015 video