The building of the new Bologna Centrale Station and the development of the areas surrounding the tracks offers the very important opportunity to connect the north and the south parts of city Bologna and to develop the station as the heart of this operation. It is for this reason that we propose to take the surrounding urban fabric of Bologna as the starting point and the source of inspiration for the project. Above all we have paid careful consideration to the structure of the Bologna city block.
Contemporary stations should act as integral parts of cities. Within it, different modes of transport are connected in a fluent way, but also parts of the daily life of people lives that are cut up by travelling can be made ricreate into one pleasant experience again. By layering infrastructure and program, an optimum connectivity can be made reached. But this infrastructure has to be made inhabitable, lively. It is here that we propose to make a floating part of the city, connecting the heart of Bologna above the tracks.