The Po river has an inflection near the centre of Piacenza. In the riverbed (Maggi islets) and on the two shores, there are peculiar places with historical-naturalistic values (wetland areas near to Trebbia river; farmhouses; Genio Pontieri barrack; old industrial traces; canals; rural fields). You can imagine the curve of the river like an expanded strip that extends and compresses itself into a sinusoidal mud.Railway and roads cross the river defining, together with the adjacent railway bridge, the gateway to the city but also the connection with a large scale of the territory. Between local and global levels, pre-existing elements are reference of distances and heights in a changing system that can be measured through a grid made by longitudinal paths and transversal sections.Longitudinal paths follow the dams and the infrastructures. Transversal passages cross the depth of the riverfront from a shore to the other linking significant places, identified by important gaps. These are entrances to the old town (Palazzo Farnese, ancient walls, railway and industrial areas), “filters – rooms” between heterogeneous parts of territory and very different scales; transversal and longitudinal strips interact along the southern stretch of the river route between them and also with the flood changings as part of a mobile limit sensitive to the different water levels; a place of crossing where the size is regenerated each time through the different trend of the flood, that transforms and builds various landscapes.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Landscape in motion. Oc - Open City International summer school from landscape to exterior design|
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|