• Reggio Emilia Suburbs

    URBAN REGENERATION REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY - 2008 RESTRICTED DESIGN COMPETITION: winning project • DESIGN TEAM: 2A+P/A (Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo) with Luca Galeotti This urban regeneration project began with the idea of using the landscape as an infrastructure by identifying a system of cycling routes along the paths between agricultural fields. This part of Reggio Emilia is in fact characterized by the connection between the rural and urban identities of the city. We also designed a series of public spaces as places that facilitate the social interaction of and relationships between local residents and, at the same time, host the services and utilities that were lacking. A public park and two new squares are conceived as clusters of social life within a predominantly private territory.