An urban forest between the Karst and the city
The Porto Vecchio area was recently decommissioned, passing under the control of the Municipality of Trieste. It was decided to restore and redevelop the area as an exceptional testimony to 19th century European architecture, in connection with the new opportunities that are opening up for the city of Trieste.
In the planning for the regeneration of the area, activities with a high technological content were favoured as were the establishment of operations linked to the spheres of cultural and creative industries in support of the tourism sector and the city’s many museums. Sport and outdoor show areas are also planned while the admissibility of residential elements has also been evaluated.
All this is set within the framework of a mobility system based on sustainability, while discouraging the use of private cars.
The importance of the area requires a complex and all-encompassing urban redevelopment and regeneration process based on innovative solutions; one which is able to coordinate all the work and generate synergies between the various elements, enhancing the identity of the site and developing its economic, socio-cultural, tourist, environmental and landscape potential.
The goal is to restore an abandoned port area for the city and its connection to the surrounding urban fabric.
The interventions envisage the progressive transformation of spaces through their enhancement, the creation of infrastructural networks, the enhancement of transport and connections within the area, both transverse and longitudinal to the city.
Holding the whole thing together, and an element of excellence is the Linear Urban Park which seamlessly connects the Porto Vecchio to the city, the sea and the Karst.