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Ex Cevolani Masterplan

Bologna, Italy

30.000 sqm

2009

 

This project deals with a group of derelict industrial buildings situated in a densely populated area of Bologna. A plan has been drafted to renovate and rejuvenate the complex by creating a whole new neighborhood complete with housing, businesses and shops, open spaces and work zones, private parks and gardens, creating a network linking the various urban realities in a context of architectural quality. The area is crossed by two major roadways dividing the lot into three parts, each with its own plan of action. The first aims to maintain and conserve the characteristic profile of the existing industrial construction; the second to renovate or substitute the buildings while maintaining the basic exterior shape; the third, finally, to totally demolish the existing buildings and replace them with a shopping plaza topped by an apartment and office tower.