Il margine del parco agricolo del terrente San Vincenzo su Corso Italia, Carini

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To the west of Palermo, at the foot of Mount Saraceno andMount Ceresia, surrounded by mounts Pecoraro, MontagnaLonga, Tre Pizzi, Colombrina, stands Carini, on a hill 181 mabove sea level. The area, cut lengthwise from south to northby some roads, among which corso Italia, extends, crossing therailway line and the SS 113, to the coast and the homonymousgulf. Along the strip to the west of the town (with an area of about100 ha), among citrus orchards, olive groves, orchards, semicultivatedor neglected fields, there is an area (about 240 ha)crossed by stream San Vincenzo.The railway line (north), corso Italia (east), Rocca del Castellowith the adjacent walls (south), the cemetery (south-west), anarchaeological site (west), define the almost inaccessible closedarea. In this area, adjacent to the above-mentioned corso Italia,the new urban realities are represented by scattered built fabricjuxtaposed to stretches of countryside. The indefinite marginstowards corso Italia, the shapeless spaces among the buildings,the lack of continuity between built and open areas, the missingconnection with the nearby agricultural area bring out the needfor a design action. The project idea is based on the preservationof an open area where the countryside emerges with greatpotentials, and on its discovery through an easy access. To givea shape1 to the countryside through a redefinition of its margins,leads to a continuity of open spaces within new relationships tobe established between built fabric and agricultural area.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteCostruire la seconda natura
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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