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Via XX Settembre
Genova - first prize
Design Team: Architecture: OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi, Margherita del Grosso / Landscape: Openfabric / with : Dott. Marco Manzitti, Buro Happold Limited, D’Appolonia S.p.A., Doro Dietz / The project "Living in the City in the City" is the outcome of the international design competition organized by the Municipality of Genoa for the enhancement of Via XX Settembre. The elimination of private traffic on Via XX Settembre becomes an opportunity for Genoa to create new places to live in the city within the city, generating urban gravitations and reverberating existing functions in the neighbourhood. In addition to rethink the system of mobility referring to functional and logistic requirements of traders and residents, the project produces a system of urban relationships stretched on the axis of Via XX Settembre, through a series of new polarities detected at the cross-roads, developing three themes: Culture-Information–Meeting