SCANDICCI NUOVO CENTRO CIVICO - Firenze: Vision to transform Scandicci from satellite town into a city hub

Client: Rogers Stirk Harbour+Partners - London, GB
Date: 2013 - 2006
Project services: Landscape project
Work progress status: Completed
Credits: DA Studio Associato; Politecnica Srl; Geotecno Spa; Studio Zingoni
Site Area: 26.000 sqm
Development Area: 15.500 sqm
Cultural center: 2.697 sqm
Office: 3.962 sqm
Residential: 7.239 sqm
Commercial: 2.364 sqm
Main square: 4.720 sqm
Garden and Parking area: 5.540 sqm
Brief description: The project is part of a wider master plan commissioned by the Scandicci Council in 2003 that asked for a vision to transform Scandicci from a faceless satellite town into a vibrant city hub. In response, the practice designed a new public piazza, flanked by a series of buildings and served by a new tram station, that focuses on public and private activities for the whole community. The new tram line - connecting Scandicci directly to the centre of Florence - has been the generator for this project and offers the parallel benefits of reducing dependency on cars and encouraging the use of public transport. The scheme aims to maximise opportunities offered by his fast tram connection while also providing Scandicci with a more clearly-defined town centre. The buildings group around a new public piazza, a cultural centre, an office building, a residential block and the new tram station are designed to complement the existing town hall. The slightly sunken hard surfaced piazza will form a public space to be used for markets, performance artists and other activities. The Nuovo Centro Civico has reinvigorated Scandicci's community and will set the standard for future urban developments.

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