In this area, urban fabric ends in a sharp edge. The countryside is not dealing with existing built environment and public spaces do not have a strong connotation, ending up in being under-used.
This proposal consists in connecting city to countryside through a gradient of specialised public spaces, from the urban square towards the city, passing by urban gardens in the center of the development and ending in the food production area with dedicated polyfunctional center.
Density is slowly decreasing from existing urban fabric to rural environment, as building typologies change. Block's shape is determined by existing lots, respecting identity of the site, coming from historical rural land division.
Masterplan requirement from city council regulation are respected and distributed on the site in a balanced way, according to functions.
Being the urban pole of the path, this space is characterized by a mineral environment and commercial activities. The central traffic-free avenue is the public space in which public life happens.
Space is organized following a gradient: Square and central avenue are populated with public activities, the back alley is a semi-private space. Private gardens are situated in the backyards.
Material choice is inspired by local features and driven by sustainable thoughts. Buildings use wood as a primary construction material, as the site is close to alpine environment, coupled with metal panels and net that reminds of actual industrial site characterisation
Outdoor spaces are connotated by different uses, from the public and social central avenue, to the more intimate semi-private space between tall and low-rise building, ending with private gardens.
This part of the masterplan is located at the other cape of the walk, in the middle of countryside. On the right, residential building are almost floating on the ground on their four pillars, in order to minimize the impact of the building on the environment. Green alley are provided to keep visual and environmental connection between the two sides. On the left, the land is dedicated to food production. In the end of the avenue, the multi-service center provides services needed from a cooperative food production system.
What does a food production community need is also infrastructural support and tools, often expensive to be bought individually. This center provides different services oriented to support local food production and transformation.
As support for food production, the multi-service center provides education facilities, a tool shop, laboratories, a shared canteen and a greenhouse. Residential buildings nearby are taking part in the process, as consumption site and waste organic waste producer.s