Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Ponte Parodi,Genoa,Italy | UN Studio
The Ponte Parodi project establishes a new city attractor based on the proliferation of experience. A three dimensional plaza located on the waterfront combines a variety of programs including a cruise terminal, wellness, cultural and leisure program, all of which bring liveliness to the old harbor. With its low-slung, undulating outlines the piazza provides a park with sport fields, beaches and other public functions while emphasizing the view of Genoa and its Alpine setting.
Client: Porto Antico di Genova Spa/ ALTAREA Italia Progetti S.r.l.
Location: harbor Genoa
Building area: 76.000 m2
Program: 3 dimensional Piazza/ cruise terminal/ wellness
Status/phase: design development phase
Design UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos with Astrid Piber, Nuno Almeida and Cristina Bolis, Paolo Bassetto, Alice Gramigna, Michaela Tomaselli, Peter Trummer, Tobias Wallisser, Olga Vazquez-Ruano, Ergian Alberg, Stephan Miller, George Young, Jorge Pereira, Mónica Pacheco, Tanja Koch, Ton van den Berg Advisors
Competition: Infrastructure and structure: Arup, London; Arup Project management, London Offshore Construction: Grootint bv, Zwijndrecht; Project Financing: Banca OPI, Rome; Proger, Rome Structure: d’Appolonia, Genoa Building services: Manens, Verona