Redevelopment of Corso Libertà superiore in Merano

An ancient plan of Merano clearly shows that the preferred orientation of the main streets of the city is the one parallel to the Passirio river and the old fortified wall, from East to West, but they are often crossed in the perpendicular direction by others. Corso Libertà superiore is no exception, it is subject to intense urban traffic, especially cyclists and pedestrians, but also of cars and other vehicles. The geometry of the streets therefore inspired the Design of Silence, through the design of the patterns of the new pavements, the placement of the trees and urban furniture and the interpretation of the necessity to be a flexible space. The porfido (granite) cubes are disposed as a continuous texture, in parallel and coplanar rows, while six evident lines -Functional segments- are placed in the East-West direction and are oriented according to each specific area: they host different functional elements. In the opposite direction, smaller perpendicular lines help to read the intersection with the other streets, while specific areas and buildings are valorized by local stone surfaces.

Competition - 1° Prize
Municipality of Merano
Ponto Ateliér - Renna Studio - Massimiliano Valdinoci
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