An open and structured city that confirm the value of the spatial and functional complexity of european city fabrics. A city that is designed starting from the ground floor, from the open space in-between the buildings. An articulated space able to give life to a structured sequence of different environments in mutual relation.
A continuous system but at the same time differentiated in relation to the plurality of potential uses and different meanings; a system able to promote the sense of collective and the interaction among the inhabitants. A city composed of a double system: on one side a pedestal which visually and phisically connect the urban fabric, gives shape to the open public space and hosts all the programs that need a proximity with the city domain; on the other side a system of residential courtyards which defines a more intimate and private space.
Continuity of the city
The new implant is not and autonomous piece over the city.
It has no borders.
It is integrate in scale to complete the existing grid.
The urban fabric is preferred over the constructions of architectural icons
Inner open spaces, with different scales, are linked one to another to produce a continuous and permeable public space. A public squares system connected with the surrounding city.
To build upon built
The traces of the existing fabric are used as a base of the proposal in a modern palimpsest.
The original site traces specify the place for the new constructions and the public voids, translating to the present the old military fabric and updating it into a contemporary city.
Landscape design also reinterprets these traces too. The site memory is read in the drawing of the ground floor through the use of different pavement textures, vegetation and water lines.
Consulents: landscape design GRUPO ARANEA (Marta García Chico, Francisco Leiva Ivorra); sostenibility Prof. ELIANA CANGELLI with Maurizio Sibilla; project management INTERTECNO (Enrico Bonetti)