A new colour of le Albere
Urban Design with Design Studio
University of Trento
The project concerns the redevelopment of district "Le Albere" in Trient. Investigations were carried out to clarify the problems and advantages of the ward. We have divided the fabric into full and empty spaces, this has allowed us to understand the architectural arrangement on the area. Then was measured the sound intensity in the different zones and its effects on people. Mobility turns out to be the first cause of the noise. Itineraries have been divided into driveways, cycle-pedestrians and railways. The green zone of the district has been divided into several categories: educational, sports, historical, private and simple tree-lined avenue or urban park. One of the problems is the lack neighborhood identity. Another theme that can bring about important social developments is the water course that flows between buildings. The target is to re-evaluate it by making it the protagonist of everyday life, becoming a living, dynamic and changeable place able to make the architectural spaces interact with each other. It was possible to reach the goal through simple operations like compression-extraction-subtraction. Currently, one of the obstacles that prevents us from interacting with the water course turns out to be the edge, or more simply how the water relates to the architectural space and to the people. We have, therefore, decided to work on this aspect, too, taking the concept of the edge to the extreme and overturning it. During the development of the project the vegetation has assumed even more importance. The water course, the trees and the simple green area can become a reason for meeting and relationship. It will take different values, from the historical, to the ecological or to the didactic.