Course Description The course presents an urban regeneration project in the northern Italian town of Pordenone. Architecture and urban landscape interweave as the component parts - natural greenery, a small lake and historic buildings – alternate and intermingle. Course material includes an introductory text, pictures, numerous technical drawings and a construction detail with explanatory legends. You will be given an exhaustive overview of the project as a whole and how it fits into its urban setting thanks to materials and technologies that combine tradition and modernity.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Analyze the way in which the project has been fitted into its urban context to return a park to the community and create a new piece of the town.
Assess the policies adopted by the architects to fuse urban and natural landscapes.
Identify the way public and private spaces have been made to interact.
Analyze the materials chosen as a function of the available spaces and buildings.