New Civic Center

Place Scandicci
Country Italy
Client G.S.T. Global Service Toscana, C.T.C.-Consorzio Toscano Cooperative
Team Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Assignment Preliminary, definitive and detailed design for M&P, structure, acoustic and hydraulic
Dates of services 2006 - 2008
Dates of construction 2008 - 2013
Project area 26.000 m2
Building footprint 15.000 m2

The Project

The aim of the project was the overall redefinition of the arrangement of the intervention area and the recognition of distribution and qualitative characteristics of the buildings, developing a high quality standard of the interventions and of the urban environment as a whole. The public space of the square and the cultural building are contained by an office building, a residential building and the Palazzo Comunale.

The new square together with the new multipurpose facility constitute the heart of the civic center and respond flexibly to the needs of the city to create new meeting places for residents and visitors. The central position of the new square in the Scandicci-Casellina urban system, allows a true urban center which, thanks to the presence of the tram station, constitutes the main access to the city.

The square and the tram station are in fact closely connected to the main public spaces in the city. The arrangement of the square offers open spaces which can also be used for occasional events or markets protected by the trees.

The functional mix of the intervention allows a multifunctional center able to guarantee vitality to the area throughout the day, with the spaces for culture and leisure in the center, commercial activities arranged along the main axis of the tramway and residences and offices on the upper floors of the buildings.

The project also included theconstruction of parking places serving the different activities on the basement level of the buildings, with offices, residences and commercial spaces at the ground level. The distribution of parking lots and their entrances along with the overall reorganization of the road network made it possible to create a pedestrian center freed from interfering vehicles.

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