Ravenna / Coastal Park

Ravenna / Coastal Park

The coastline of Ravenna extends along 35km of the Adriatic Sea and is characterized by a heterogeneous, rich landscape, defined by artificial landscape zones on the one hand and natural zones on the other. These include the river confluences, dune landscape and historic pine forests. This project aims to redefine the entire coastline as single Maritime Park extending from North to South and from the water’s edge to the hinterland of wetlands and agricultural fields.

Four major actions are guiding the project:

  • Revealing the water landscapes: the wetlands beyond the coastline have remarkable landscape qualities but today are undervalued. These will be re-connected to the coastline with trajectories that draw visitors through the pine forests.
  • Reasserting the symbiosis between the pine forests and the sandy dunes: allowing them to be quickly understood as one of the critical natural landscapes of the coastline.
  • Amplifying the potential of certain specific sites that are in contact with the sea: the squares on the seafront, the channel confluences and the urban parks.
  • Promoting a slow, sustainable and nature-based tourism to complement seasonal beach tourism.

MILAN / Citylife Park

MILAN / Citylife Park

The city of Milan is in need of a new contemporary park. This new park is at the heart of the residential development City Life, located on the site of a former fair ground. The “Parco dei Quattro Nastri” (park of the four ribbons) emerges from a dialogue between thematic promenades (arts, sports, nature, etc.) and with the buildings on the site. The ribbons play with the space and create the image of the project by connecting with the context and becoming a true instrument of spatial reconnection and interaction for its users. At the same time, it becomes a space for reconnection between tradition and innovation, by combining low-tech and high-tech. Finally, the reconnection with the city is also created on multiple scales.

The “Parco dei Quattro Nastri” will have a strong natural vocation that will give an example to the city on how to recreate nature in the city, all in dialogue with the urban development aspirations.