Energy Land(ing)-scape | Calderara di Reno Italy

Energy Land(ing)-scape | Calderara di Reno Italy

The project seeks to find a effective collaboration between two principal necessities: find a new brand for the productive area which is now experiencing a deep crisis and contrast the strong ecological impact that the area has on surrounding territories. The solution is transform the area into a ZEA: Zero Emission Area.

Energy Land(ing)-scape | Calderara di Reno Italy

Energy Land(ing)-scape | Calderara di Reno Italy
A ZEA is both a brand, which promotes the area and seeks for investments and a new economical initiatives and a way to transform a productive area into a environmental neutral zone. The project consists into the realization of a territorial solar roof installed over the existing warehouse’s roofs and over the outdoor areas, like parking, which produce clean solar energy, tears down pollution emission, collect water and which gives a new image of the area visible to all people that are taking off or landing in the close Airport of Bologna.
Energy Land(ing)-scape | Calderara di Reno Italy
The projects want to conjugate the exigency to give new life to this area from a promotional point of view and also to concretely demonstrate how a productive area could not be simply a area for pollution production but instead an area which has a positive ecological impact by creating clean energy which can be used by close residential allotments. We purposed a surface of leaves made of solar panels, an artificial nature inspired plan and an initiative of energetic land-art.
Energy Land(ing)-scape | Calderara di Reno Italy

Energy Land(ing)-scape

Productive area of Bargellino, Calderara di Reno, ITALY

Project: Competition, Urban regeneration of a productive area

 

IMAGE CREDIT: Anna Letizia Monti, landscape architect, project leader; Luca Vandini, Architect; Alice Sangiorgi, Architect; Mila Ballestri, Engineer

Year: 2012

 

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