view of the existing state
The new use of the former
industrial areas clearly constitutes an opportunity for the city,
with the purpose of creating new dwellings inside the existing volumes,
which are generally preserved.
In this project, however, Mazzucconi proposes an alternative solution
to the one of the simple conservation of the existing volumes.
By means of the demolition of a little part of the sheds, it would
in fact be possible to create a square, with many positive consequences,
between them the recuperation of the demolished area in a new building
on one side of the square, which would receive a modern and stimulating
design, thus enhancing the quality of the environment.
Instead of an anonymous industrial area, it would therefore be possible
to think of a complex, which would have its own image and identity.
This would not only constitute an aesthetic advantage, but a socio-economic
one as well, as we could expect many commercial activities to develop
around the square, with positive effects of promotion and socialization.
In such a way, the area would be integrated to the city, while bringing
an improvement in the quality of life of its inhabitants. Instead
of being simple occupants of anonymous sheds, they could reach a
social integration in a real community.