- Regeneration of the Parco delle Sughere, a cork oak park, on the Next Landmark 2014 shortlist
The project to regenerate the Parco delle Sughere (cork oak park) in Donoratico, designed by the Tuscan-based architecture firm Sundaymorning is a real winner when it comes to sustainability – in its widest meaning – meeting the needs of both community and environment.
The facilities in this landmark location where the local community gathers in the summer months are obsolete, and in this project the young architects took the opportunity to completely revamp this unique nature park in the Maremma zone of Tuscany, and reinvent the way it is used. The Sundaymorning project is based on an intrinsically sustainable idea of using local materials, which are not overly invasive, and even more importantly, of getting the locals involved not only in building the work but also in the preliminary design stages.
So, during the summer months, when local events are held in the Parco delle Sughere, panels and models of the project will be displayed, and people will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire to give their visions for the park’s future. A general meeting with the local community in September will bring together all the contributions and conclude the participation campaign.
Livegreenblog will keep a close eye on future developments of this all-round green project that aims to create a space for leisure and increased awareness of citizens when it comes to public assets!
The official presentation to the public will take place this sunday, 27 July 2014.
Project: sundaymorning - Fabio Candido, Marco Sarri
Project assistant: Eva Camigliano
Collaborators: Francesco Baraglia, Federica Felici
Location: Donoratico, Municipality of Castagneto Carducci, Livorno, Italy
Images: Courtesy of sundaymorning