SICARCHITETTURE - ARCH.IVANOE CASTORI - RIVERFRONT RENO(vation), creating a “town of the citizens”
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RIVERFRONT RENO(vation), creating a “town of the citizens”

SICARCHITETTURE - ARCH.IVANOE CASTORI

Urban Planning  /  Future
SICARCHITETTURE - ARCH.IVANOE CASTORI

Our project is part of the urban context of the town of Casalecchio di Reno, near Bologna, which is named after the river flowing through it. Some years ago the Municipality started to promote urban regeneration with the aim of creating a “town of the citizens” and the project “The river and the town” played a pivotal role along this path. Since the postwar period to the 1990s the river was mainly regarded as a negative element rather than a positive aspect. The town developed in front of the river which represented the back of it. If it is true that order can be born out of chaos, the local urban renewal can start from the topos, the river which gives its name to the town. This general plan includes our project which reconsiders the connection between the river and the industrial area rising here. This area was once home to a marble floor tiles factory, then it was divided into separate properties converted into manufacturing, commercial and services activities. The river still plays a minor role, it is still an urban back as regards the quadrant of the town. Our plan is to create a riverside accessible to people thanks to a revision of the functions of the former factory buildings; in this way we will give the river frontage a new urban aspect, will develp pedestrian paths with shops, bars and restaurants along the river Reno. The project is based on some concepts, such as attractiveness, quality and valorization of the natural environment, liveability, sustainability and slow mobility. It aims at making people perceive beauty and feel happy while enjoying the riverside with its new welcoming aspects. This area is situated between two important historic architectural elements. The first is the Dam on the river Reno, dating back to medieval times, which represents the point where the natural course of the river is closed to generate the Canal of Reno which provides the city of Bologna with water. It is an hydraulic work of great value for its role in the leading silk industry from the XIII to the XVIII century. The second is the historic bridge on the river Reno which offers a beautiful view from the new pedestrian path. The relation between these two historic elements through the valorization of the Reno riverside represents the interaction of place and identity with a view to regaining the “genius loci” of the town giving it back to its citizens.

Credits

 CASALECCHIO DI RENO - BOLOGNA
 01/2022
 15.000
 2000000
 Arch. Ivanoe Castori
 Emiliano Barbani - Alessia Costa
 Sicarchitetture - Stefano Bosi Omniafoto

Curriculum

Architect CASTORI IVANOE founder of SICARCHITETTURE SRL
Based in 5, VIA GIUSEPPE PARINI, 40033, CASALECCHIO DI RENO, BOLOGNA ITALY
WORKING EXPERIENCE
Architectural design
Urban planning
Works management
Integrated architecture and engineering services
SHORTLISTED PROJECTS THE PLAN AWARD previous editions:
THE PLAN AWARD 2020 – category-contest SPORT AND LEISURE - FUTURE – “BACKSTAGE BUILDING & LOCKER ROOMS STRUTTURA POLIVALENTE PER UNIPOL ARENA”, CASALECCHIO DI RENO (BO)
THE PLAN AWARD 2018 – category-contest RENOVATION - COMPLETED – “FELSINEO VEG FACTORY AND HEADQUARTER”, ZOLA PREDOSA (BO)
THE PLAN AWARD 2017 – category-contest URBAN PLANNING – “PIANO URBANISTICO
ATTUATIVO AREA ALFA WASSERMANN”, SASSO MARCONI E CASALECCHIO DI RENO (BO)
THE PLAN AWARD 2017 – category-contest CULTURE - FUTURE– “POLO MUSEALE ART SCIENCE
CENTRE”, SASSO MARCONI (BO)
EXHIBITION:
“DISORDINE” 2018
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