The urban project was designed in flexible sections, and exploits the massive dimensions of the old riverside industrial buildings. It proposes a division where small canals – cut into the land and linked to the river – transform the six blocks into floating urban platforms reinforced by the semi-underground bases accommodating car parks. Each block is allocated a specific function and spatial characteristics, role as a place of movement and/or of rest. The shops on the ground floor and apartments above can vary from 100 to 400 per block; the platforms accommodate 5-storey buildings – like the former industrial units – on the riverside, while on the street side terraced housing provides a transition into the neighbouring residential district. At the foot of the bridge that links the area to the city centre, an existing tower becomes an urban landmark.