SITE 1, TEAM 3
"Open Up Pavia"
With winning teams in: St-Herblain (FR), Rouen (FR), Paris (FR), Mannheim (DE), Budapest (HU), Gjilan (KO), Kalmar (SE), Vichy Val d'Allier (FR) and München (DE)
E12 WORKSHOP, PAVIA (IT)
SITE 1: CREATING AN INTER-CAMPUS DYNAMIC AXIS
[…] the new campus Cravino was built in the 70’s at the Western edge of the city, well deserved by a ring road but poorly accessible for pedestrians and bicycles. The campus itself is monofunctional, only occupied by university facilities that are closed at night and in the weekends, whereas services and student accommodations are missing. At present, the opportunity is given to improve the links between the inner city and the new university campus. The task of the workshop was to create new connections, to requalify and secure the public spaces, to rethink the station area and its surroundings as well as to invest the wasteland at the back of the rail tracks.
The Project – The project interprets the site as a field of possibilities that have to be revealed or reinforced to create a network of resources. To do so, 4 main layers of action are identified and declined all over the area: program, landscape, mobility and policy. Each intervention is based on the already existing local potential on the site. Small-scale operations start to improve the currently uncomfortable situations, in time, additional actions extend the project until a fine mesh of relationships and activities is established […]