Regeneration is not a new concept, during the Renaissance cities were designed according to a new design, reinterpreting classic models to contemporary needs, with an innovative, but always with attention to the 'genius loci'. 20 years after Rio the new gamble for humanity is to find innovative solutions for a different development.
In addition to precise rules for sustainable growth, one cannot overlook the issue of the loss of identity of cultural landscapes, extensively addressed by many international documents (CEP), which affects outstanding landscapes, the daily and degraded. Today, among the latter, there are now many ex-industrial, which are mostly dilapidated and abandoned, but are evidence of a historical period of great importance for humanity.
Referring to the "Vacant NL" by Rietveld Landscape architecture at Venice architecture biennale 2010 intended as a manifesto on the "strength" of landscape architecture in order to contribute to the great challenges of modern society, existing signs built and abandoned must be reused in an intelligent way, reinterpreting and adapting to meet the needs of the present (Zoch, 2010).
The theme of regeneration of a contemporary landscape with particular attention to the 'genius loci' has been studied for the Gulf of La Spezia, overlooked by huge abandoned military areas, including the arsenal (over 80 hectares), which opened in 1869 and over 20 years led the small medieval core to triple its size and become a “military” city according to a new urban plan.
Born from the idea to re-build only on the built (Piano, 2011), without cementing other open porous spaces, the objective, including the design of open spaces, to integrate the abandoned areas and the dilapidated buildings of the arsenal with the non-military city to create a unique landscape, which until now has never existed because the central military area has always been separate from the city by enclosures.
The arsenal could become the fulcrum of the entire gulf, revitalizing through the action of revaluation, reconceptualisation, restructuring, redistribution, relocation, reusing and recycling (Latouche -2007), potentially a new 'liquid' square (Bauman-2000), a renovated agora with an old genius loci.

The power of the Military Arsenal in the gulf of La Spezia: from the birth of an eighteenth century city to the regeneration of the landscape of the ‘Golfo dei Poeti’

BURLANDO, PATRIZIA
2012

Abstract

Regeneration is not a new concept, during the Renaissance cities were designed according to a new design, reinterpreting classic models to contemporary needs, with an innovative, but always with attention to the 'genius loci'. 20 years after Rio the new gamble for humanity is to find innovative solutions for a different development.
In addition to precise rules for sustainable growth, one cannot overlook the issue of the loss of identity of cultural landscapes, extensively addressed by many international documents (CEP), which affects outstanding landscapes, the daily and degraded. Today, among the latter, there are now many ex-industrial, which are mostly dilapidated and abandoned, but are evidence of a historical period of great importance for humanity.
Referring to the "Vacant NL" by Rietveld Landscape architecture at Venice architecture biennale 2010 intended as a manifesto on the "strength" of landscape architecture in order to contribute to the great challenges of modern society, existing signs built and abandoned must be reused in an intelligent way, reinterpreting and adapting to meet the needs of the present (Zoch, 2010).
The theme of regeneration of a contemporary landscape with particular attention to the 'genius loci' has been studied for the Gulf of La Spezia, overlooked by huge abandoned military areas, including the arsenal (over 80 hectares), which opened in 1869 and over 20 years led the small medieval core to triple its size and become a “military” city according to a new urban plan.
Born from the idea to re-build only on the built (Piano, 2011), without cementing other open porous spaces, the objective, including the design of open spaces, to integrate the abandoned areas and the dilapidated buildings of the arsenal with the non-military city to create a unique landscape, which until now has never existed because the central military area has always been separate from the city by enclosures.
The arsenal could become the fulcrum of the entire gulf, revitalizing through the action of revaluation, reconceptualisation, restructuring, redistribution, relocation, reusing and recycling (Latouche -2007), potentially a new 'liquid' square (Bauman-2000), a renovated agora with an old genius loci.
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