Public space | Recovery |
(architecture and urban design)
Department of Ancient Sciences, Sapienza, University of Rome
(historical and critical analysis of the territory)
Technical and Economic Feasibility Study
RAMBLA VERDE is the project for the Urban Regeneration programme of San Lorenzo district in Rome, developed for DevONE Spa: the transformation of the area is designed starting from the role of public space as generating element of urban quality and social relations.
RAMBLA VERDE is an urban project that designs both the open spaces and the buildings that host different functional programs.
The project involves a large urban portion along the Aurelian Walls, from Viale dello Scalo San Lorenzo to Via di Porta Labicana, currently degraded and partially abandoned.
The project starts from a reflection on public space as engine of urban quality and social relations, able to create favourable opportunities for citizens, associations and businesses. The result is a large green rambla, a linear public space that integrates the surrounding buildings into the urban design; that organises the programs from Viale dello Scalo San Lorenzo to Parco delle Mura; that recovers the relationship with the historic city walls through the design of a green space articulated on different levels.
Starting from the tree garden that constitute the buffer zone towards the traffic of Viale dello Scalo, RAMBLA VERDE organises a sequence of open spaces with different vocations related to the activities hosted in the new and surrounding buildings. This sequence ends with the Piazza Belvedere, a large public mineral space overlooking the Park of the Roman Walls and constituting the cover of the museum of la Casa della Memoria. The ground floors of the buildings are organised to have a direct relationship of visibility and permeability with the GREEN RAMBLA. The spatial distribution of the program and the sequence of open spaces is designed to gain a vibrant, engaging and safe urban environment.