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An idea of a contemporary garden City in Stezzano

Place:
Stezzano, Bergamo, Italy

Contractor:
Fabrica Real Estate S.r.l.

Completion:
In progress

Total area of intervention:
65.000 mq

Build-up area:
22.700 mq

Functional program:
Masterplan for 33 residential buildings with 230 apartments, service and commercial activities, reception and tertiary functions, public and green spaces

Stezzano is almost a conurbated town, west from Bergamo, in the boundary between the town and the countryside, in an area that was once used for breeding which is the area to be rehabilitated.

A new project of about 230 residences is organized according to the principle of micro-blocks. conceived as an aggregation of small housing units made up of 6 or 8 apartments (with the exception of two bodies with 13 units), arranged according to the micro-isolated principle, the project has three storey buildings above ground all built around a green area, of use just for the residents.

Pedestrian paths are designed between the houses, paved in stone and equipped with seats and ponds with vegetation.
Almost centrally there is a square surrounded by shops and services, the nucleus of a courtyard building with several sides open, destined to be a hotel.
As a result, a small residential village with a capacity of 600 potential inhabitants, without cars, with smart technologies, dense yet with many common and child-friendly spaces. cars are dropped off or driven to underground car parks. the new neighbourhood, can be crossed on foot or by bicycle through a network interconnected all around the town. the houses, have the same colour on the plastered facades as the aluminium roofs, all with loggias covered in wood, like “ outdoor rooms “ which expand the space of living rooms and kitchens in continuity with large windows protected with external curtains. the bedrooms also over- look loggias with windows fitted with wooden doors.

A sustainable village is created that brings the idea of a garden city up to date in a more urban version without historicism. the countryside of the river po Valley survives with its production activities and infra- structure and is still strong, creating a wide horizon, a place where one can live between the city and the countryside.



Extra notes

Lead architects:
Arch.Camillo Botticini, Arch. Matteo Facchinelli (Botticini + Facchinelli ARW S.r.l. S.t.p.)

Design team:
Arch. Lucia Fanetti, Arch. Ilaria Taietti, Arch. Maddalena Gatti, Arch. Sara Fausti

Facilities consultant:
Ing. Marco Tadini

ITF and electrical plant design consultants:
Europroject S.r.l.

Renderings:
LEVEL CREATIVE STUDIO


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