“Water wins on the concrete and back where it was a time.” The Genoese architect Renzo Piano describes the ‘waterfront’ in the area between the port of Genoa and the area of the Fair of his project called “Blueprint” who wanted to donate to the City of Genoa, Italy.
“The institutions are ready to accept the donation of the project Blueprint for Genoa from Porta Siberia to Punta Vagno designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, which will complete the design of the Old Port, considering the contribution of the architect of great quality”, with this release, appeared on the website of the City, it marks the beginning of an important moment of transformation for the city and for its future.
The project, which reduces the volume of cement for a total of 48 thousand cubic meters with the demolition of the former palace Nira, and the pavilion C of the Fair, involves the construction of a wide channel between 20 and 80 meters, that will connect the Palasport of the Trade fair with ancient port, flanked by a pedestrian walk of about three kilometers.
A road that will develop parallel to the overpass to show it to tourists and inhabitants Genoese a port city which works. The basis of the project, the division between ship repairs and nautics is a focal point that will be solved with a new definition of space and destinations.
The first will focus in the area of Molo Giano, with the filling of the harbor Duca degli Abruzzi. All the area of ship repairs freed from nautical will become an island.
The second, will find house in the fair area will be completely surrounded by water. Pavilion B will remain at the center of a water path that will transform it into a peninsula also thanks to the elimination of the former palace Nira. The pavilion C will be demolished to make way for the navigable channel.
The new tower of the pilots rise in Fair area of the heliport and will seventy meters high, while the boats of the Yacht Club will be hosted within the new dock at the Fair. The pavilion S, finally, will host a covered dock and will be partially flooded.
A reconfiguration of the port that will affect even the beach of the Mouth that will host trees behind him and will be protected by a dam underwater to prevent erosion, and finally at Punta Vagno, in the building of the Navy, will be built a hostel.