Il progetto per il waterfront di Palermo dal nuovo Piano regolatore portuale ai progetti di rigenerazione delle aree urbane

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Gateway cities will be most dynamic cities of the future and Port/gate cities will increasinglybecome cities with the ambition, the capacity and the resources to be connected to the networkof hub-cities woven around the planet.Port areas are local places within global networks, gateways crossed by planetary fluxes ofenergy and waterfronts are network of places, functions, additions and hinges between the coastand the city, between the port and urban activities.A waterfront is not just a port area, but a concentration of functions that can be productive,relational, cultural, recreational, residential. It is not a closed and protective area, but an osmoticinterface, it is a permeable perimeter, sometimes rigid, but sometimes equally “spongy”.Waterfronts are strategic areas capable of generating a new urban form and producing a newlandscape by transforming the streams of energy (material and immaterial) running through thegreat infrastructural networks to make them more vital, communicative and competitive.The paper will explore Palermo’s Waterfront regeneration project that is part of a widerinnovative program entitled “Ports&Stations” financed by the Ministry of the Infrastructurewith the active partnership of the City Government, the Port Authority and the Italian railwaycompany.Their guiding vision presents a new city for exchange and innovation, in which the portfunctions, the new hubs of the Mediterranean armature, are integrated with great urban services,residences and local area services whose objective is to provide a more obvious “cityeffect” onthe seafront.The tool chosen to implement the integrated strategy for the increase in infrastructures,development of the city and competitive growth is the new “Piano regolatore portuale” (PRP),whose objective is to create a permanent system that incorporates the commercial port (ro-roand container), the passenger and cruise port and docks for recreational boating, not simply byimproving locations and functions, but by connecting them with the environmentalrequalificaton, the services, parking areas and many new urban functions.Palermo’s Waterfront regeneration project propose strategies, design, services and businesses spaces and, in addition to the issues of general port functions, the project also cope with thequestion of “city-port interaction areas” and “interface areas”, which are highly attractive fornew residential, commercial, cultural and recreational functions.The experience of Palermo’s Waterfront regeneration project deal with the question of multisectorialityand raises some issuses around the necessity to include multidisciplinary action inwhich a variety of subjects participate to produce a dynamically synergetic environment and tosolve the conflictual relation between subjects, tools and competences.
Lingua originaleItalian
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

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