The “Rigenerazione del Parco delle Sughere” project to regenerate the cork oak park in Donoratico, Livorno by Italian architecture firm, SUNDAYMORNING, was a finalist in the Research category of the Next Landmark 2014 contest. The aim of the project is to regenerate a popular local park, which puts into practice the principles of project sustainability for a shared community space. This green area was designed as a “social condensator”, a device that directly involves users in the decision-making process.
On 7 September, Floornature attended the closing event of the campaign to present the project for the Parco delle Sughere cork oak park. During the evening, Antonio Muti gave an interesting talk explaining some of the background and cultural aspects of the coastal plain of Castagneto Carducci, drawing attention to the significance of this park area across thousands of years. Engineer and urban planner from University of Pisa, Claudia Casini also discussed the theme of participatory planning, where design is generated with people and not for people. This is become increasingly relevant in other parts of Italy, but in Tuscany it has actually been mandated by a regional law.
The responses to the questionnaire prepared by sundaymorning and distributed in the park over the Summer, are very clear: the people want to be able to use the Parco delle Sughere, managed by ARCI, throughout the whole year, as the project envisages
The regeneration of the Parco delle Sughere could therefore set the bar as a virtuous example of participatory planning of a space to protect the territorial identity, as the architects from sundaymorning describe it.
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Project: SUNDAYMORNING - Fabio Candido, Marco Sarri http://www.sundaymorning.it
Project assistant: Eva Camigliano
Collaborators Francesco Baraglia, Federica Felici
Location: Donoratico, Castagneto Carducci, Livorno, Italy
Photography: Courtesy of sundaymorning
Speeches by Antonio Muti, Claudia Casini - University of Pisa