European Urbanity and strategic Projects
Location: Livorno, Italia
The competition has the purpose to organize the area around the Barriera Fiorentina, to access the homonym district. The secondary road network is complemented by a loop that runs around the ex-market area. In Garibaldi Square, the factory buildings of the old customs house are converted into artisanal workshops promoting a real social “mixitè”. The Customs buildings are connected through the construction of two translucent suspended blocks that highlight the old door as a true entrance to the neighborhood. The ex-market area is divided into three levels, all connected to the land and the first level, with the aim of creating a single urban body.