Oam architecture 4° placed in the competition for a new square in Stabbia (Cerreto Guidi)
Project keys The project maintains the existing road, implements the consistency of car parks with the formation of new parking with a more detailed arrangement and safe for pedestrians; the project describes and increases the furniture and the urban green; amplifies the public lighting to improve the safety of the neighborhood.
Administrative objectives The project implement the area with a playground and with pedestrian and bicycle connection between the residential areas and schools . The playground will become additional service equipment to the country with aggregate function , social and entertainment as well as a new green space. We prefer an open area to guarantee pedestrian crossing and the installation of game equipment for children; vegetation will be distributed to maintain eye contact with the children and at the same time the winter sunshine.
Project idea The main purpose of the project is to restore identity and relational skills to the public space of the square, creating connections with the town, reopening the dialogue between urban space , landscape and the community . The square, today characterized by an urban void, recovered for pedestrian use will be the new attraction pole . The space will be designed to recover and improve the functional areas of roads , parking , crossing, favouring pedestrian flows , through the different texture and colors of the floor, a new lighting system and the placement of new street furnitures as benches , bike racks , the total change of the green space that will be a linear park.
Viability The streets around the square will be change, the street will be decreased and changed the flooring with interlocking cubes and will be zone 30. The stop / bus stop will no be in the Square but on the road in a protected area. The sidewalks and parking will create protected areas between parking and transit.
Playground The playground will occupy less than half of the square and will be divided into two paths :
mobility and dexterity area In this place the children practice climbing , pinch , grab , remain hanging , children can exercise the different mode of travel in place, crawl, walk, jump and climb . symbolic and balance area In this space the children exercise the ability to resist the force of gravity ( swinging on the swing ) and actively ( walk in balance ) , within , through the sound wall will remember and will play with the wind. This space will become a meeting place, where you can watch a show , listen to fairy tales , celebrate birthdays and invent games .
New shelter A new shelter will be built between the bus stop and the bowls area; this shelter will be wood and will be covered with vegetation ( screw) it will be a vertical transposition of small vegetable garden in the Square Pietro Nenni .
Urban vegetable garden It was designed a vegetable garden space with 4 fruit trees and medicinal and aromatic plants ; the square will become full of colors , smells and shadow areas . The green space will become an open urban garden , becoming a very sociable space.
urban greenery It will be reintroduced new type of pine trees that will return to their former glory .
Street furniture The furniture will be minimal and will characterize the different project areas . The benches will be two types : the first, wooden and linear for the rest, the second, curved, to increase sociability in smooth cement . The benches will also be illuminated from below.