daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments

General Urban Developments Discussions of projects shorter than 100m/300ft. Also, please post all other threads not specified in other Development News subforums here.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old January 16th, 2017, 11:52 PM   #1
IThomas
...
 
IThomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 13,938

MILAN | Piazza Castello - Foro Buonaparte | Pro


The City of Milan launched in previous months an international competition for the urban renewal and redesign of the functional aspects of Piazza Castello - Foro Buonaparte area.

The competition was divided into two phases: phase one was anonymous and had the goal of selecting the 10 best design projects to be admitted to the subsequent phase; phase two, which also is anonymous, will identify the best design project from among those selected in the first phase.


Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle) from above

The goal that local government intends to pursue with the Piazza Castello – Foro Buonaparte International Competition is to achieve a contemporary design of the urban space in the current area of Foro Buonaparte and Piazza Castello, reinterpreting and enhancing it, starting with the re-designing of the open spaces, the spatial aspect of the historical city and the monuments found there, allowing it greater usability suitable to contemporary collective rituals.


These spaces will be confirmed as places of great civic and symbolic expression, as part of that system of great monumental urban spaces that goes from Piazza Duomo along the axes of via Mercanti, via Orefici and via Dante, through the Sforza Castle to reach Sempione Park. A transition from ‘city’ to ‘landscape’ that is well expressed in the design of the historical city and that begs to be reinterpreted both in terms of use and shape in this design competition, also following the changes that took place in terms of use and infrastructures established due to contemporary ways of using the inherited historical and monumental parts of the city.

It is felt that this transition from ‘city’ to ‘landscape’ was expressed well here, in the moment of its conception at the end of the nineteenth century, as a different articulation of the ‘boulevard’ typology, transformed into the ‘urban boulevard’ by Foro Buonaparte as a transition toward the city, and in the guise of a ‘landscape boulevard’ for Piazza Castello, as a transition toward the gardens and the moats of Sforza Castle and Sempione Park.




photo credit: fabio polosa

One of the tasks asked to the designers was to bring together and arrange the plurality of themes, that are sometimes even conflicting, in a formal and functional synthesis that characterizes these monumental spaces and makes them complex precisely because they are constantly called upon by processes of modernization and adaptation for the multiple uses that have developed over the course of decades if not centuries. The themes vary from the representation of civic values to that of easy access for citizens and people using public transportation or sustainable mobility, to those of cultural and tourism use, to those of taking a break and recreational purposes of inhabitants, workers and tourists. In this sense, the slogan from ‘Piazza d’Armi to Piazza delle Arti’ (From ‘arms’ to arts), adopted for this competition, sums up well the metamorphosis that has taken place over these last centuries of urban history, from a specific, sectorial use to a broader and broader use for the many beneficiaries of the city.

In particular, the designers were invited to orient their thinking toward criteria that tend to:

1) To simplify what is already there, in the sense of reducing as much as possible the number and type of the many components on the ground that over time have overlapped, sometimes incoherently. For example, ‘temporary’ elements such as signs, road signs, kiosks, technical devices, different types of elements of the urban furniture, and illumination. Or more ‘stable’ elements such as buildings, materials, shapes or geometrics in the pavement that often have been left from preceding functional uses linked to the circulation of vehicles or parking places. The objective of simplifying is to restore the spaces to their essential typology so that the elements of the pavement, vegetation, trees, and urban furnishings, can all contribute to the reduction of the semantic redundancy and allow for enhancing aspects of the buildings and monuments that are present in this part of the city. Another objective is to use, in general, lasting materials that are easy to maintain, and that are suitable for the existing monumental context.

2) To integrate the various design materials in a solution that is synthetic both in usage and form. The design and the materials for the pavements, the plan for the vegetation and trees, the concept for traffic flow and parking, the illumination design and the elements for illuminating, the plan for the elements of urban furnishings, the project or positioning of the technical elements (manhole covers, grates, parking barriers, ventilation grilles for underground services) must be integrated in a single concept with the goal of expressing a lasting civic dimension, appropriate for the monumental aspect of these places.

3) To hybridize the different forms of usage both in the formal and the functional aspects, starting even from the reinterpretation of the types of boulevard, as manifested in the ‘urban boulevard’ of Foro Buonaparte and the ‘landscape boulevard’ of Piazza Castello. Starting from the definition of the “Areas for Privileged Pedestrian Traffic’ of the Urban Plan for Sustainable Mobility, the entrants are asked to formulate design hypotheses that allow for forms of “coexistence of use” among pedestrian use, cyclist use, partial private vehicle access, and pubic transportation access, resident parking and temporary parking or standing, or the occasional presence of selected commercial events or recreational activities with large public turnout.

The definitive design project will be subjected to an evaluation by the Superintendence for Architecture Heritage and Landscape.
__________________
You can be born in Milan or found yourself in it, by chance. And it feels like you’ve chosen it.

yeisson, JMGA196 liked this post

Last edited by IThomas; January 17th, 2017 at 03:10 AM.
IThomas no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old January 16th, 2017, 11:53 PM   #2
IThomas
...
 
IThomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 13,938

Project by Genuizzi Emanuele, Strambio De Castillia Vincenzo, Banal Giovanni, Ragazzo Enrico, Carloni Andrea, Taddei Roberto.

Concept design






__________________
You can be born in Milan or found yourself in it, by chance. And it feels like you’ve chosen it.

Last edited by IThomas; February 4th, 2017 at 08:02 PM.
IThomas no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu