There have been just published the first results of the urban renewal project of Via Quarti in Milan, a project in which the Politecnico di Milano has also partecipated.
The new via Quarti in the project ideated by the Politecnico di Milano will become completely different, from a closed street on which seven popular housing buildings are situated to a street park with trees, benches and the opening to the big park Parco delle Cave. The project began from the meeting bewteen local associations, its citizens, the West Road Project research group from the Architecture and Urban Planning Department of the Politecnico di Milano.
The project is looking for new ways to experiment between the neighborhood and the park, making the street the entrance to the park. It was realised thanks to the contribution of the Municipality of Milan and its 7th municipality, with the support of Italia Nostra (providing and planting plants) Vestre AS (providing furniture) and Shareradio.
West Road Project is a project with the goal of activating all kinds of networks and public spaces in the suburbs of Milan. It won the Polisocial Award in 2017, an initiative that recieve the 5x1000 pretax donation from the Politecnico di Milano in order to finance projects with a high social impact. In november there will be the second part of the project, planting the plants.
SOURCE: Politecnico di Milano