Recycle Genoa - Phase 2
The target of the Workshop is to develop a recycling strategy for the three focus areas. Terralba is an underused railway deposit close to the eastern station of Brignole and to the Bisagno river. Due to the hugeness and vacancy it has been inserted into the
Recycle footprint mapping process as one of the most significant sites for urban transformation, as underlined in the new
Genoa’s Urban Plan. The Sopraelevata is one of the most important road which connect the eastern coast to the western one, bypassing the city center. Built during the ‘60, this infrastructure is today under an intensive traffic stress and the municipality is wonder how to reuse this urban element after the development of new connections between the harbour, the city and the main highways . Multedo’s area is related specifically to harbour activities, oil rafinaries and the Fincantieri shipyards. The railroads constitute one significant element for any future design approach, considering that cut out the city from the coastline. The idea of relocating partially the existing shipyards activities in a new position of less impact areas in Sestri Ponente could be a project assumption that is already evaluated in the new Port Master Plan. This hypothesis can in other terms reconsider the northern former buildings and warehouses as a center of new urban facilities for the city.
The Workshop is organized in 3 different design stages, public reviews, and eventually some theoretical inputs.
The principal educational targets for the students involved in the intensive workshop are to acquire the capability:
- to understand context complexity and significance;
- to conceive specific urban transformation program
- to define urban design projects in the line of sustainability of urban development,
- to control sense, form and dimensions of urban design projects,
- to relate projects with a comprehensive, strategic and sustainable urban vision.
The tasks for the final presentation will consist of 3 principal steps resulting in graphic design panels:
1. CONTEXT (sense, spaces and figures, current transformation addresses)
2. CONCEPT (projects objectives, meaning and manifesto)
3. VISION (project forms and quality targets, building strategies)
Gefördert durch DAAD im Rahmen des Hochschuldialogs mit Südeuropa