Urban Regeneration | Sustainability |
Masterplan | Public spaces |
Renewal and Refurbishment
Municipality of Pesaro
(architectural and urban project)
(sustainability and energy)
The urban regeneration project for the historic centre of Pesaro proposes two main goals: improving the quality of dwelling through new cultural services and outlining a strategy for sustainability in continuity with the protection of the heritage of the historical city.
DECUMANO CARBON FREE is the proposal for the urban regeneration of the northern area of the historic centre of Pesaro, marked by phenomena of abandonment and deterioration, beyond the main axes of the city center.
The project coordinates works for public housing and for the improvement of facilities related to housing (green spaces, social and cultural services, etc.) with the aim to promote social inclusion and energy efficiency.
The first target is supporting life in the city centre through the recovery and reuse of existing buildings, to be converted in social houses, together with the improvement of green areas, spaces for culture and for social inclusion, by involving the main cultural institutions of the city (the Rossini Opera Festival, the Conservatory, etc.). The aim is to strengthen the city of proximity, improving the living standards of the historic centre “trough culture” in order to make the city more attractive and to limit new land consumption.
The second target is combining the actions to contrast the effects of climate change with the protection of the heritage of the historical city. The sustainability design is a site specific project, based on the environmental resources available in situ: a water-ring system, based on the heat exchange between cold groundwater and sun-warmed river water, manages the heating and cooling of the various buildings of the urban fabric involved. DECUMANO CARBON FREE is intended to be a precedent, working at the scale of the urban fabric and not at the one of the building – potentially extendable to the whole pattern of the city centre and to other historical cities with similar environmental contexts.