Thanks to the subtle use of colour and graphic design in this urban regeneration project, the historic urban fabric of a 200-metre-long road connecting the Pordenone railway station to the town centre has been revitalised and turned into a transformable and barrier-free space.

The project focussed on the redevelopment of the entire road axis of via Mazzini in Pordenone, a strategic road connecting the railway station to the town centre. Detailed and “pervasive” urban furniture and transformability of the urban solutions have been the inspiring principles of the project.

The initial conditions of the road carried evidence of neglect and disrepair due to poor materials, chaotic road sign and continued lack of maintenance of the urban furniture.

Via Mazzini, one of the most important pedestrian and vehicle roads in Pordenone, deserved to regain its important role of main town entrance to offer a decent working context to all the business and retail activities located along the way.

The design is evocative and enhances the ancient layout of this urban road, thanks to the refined use of a chromatic and graphic design reminiscent of the historic urban fabric. The design project comprised the street pavement, new flower beds to provide a more suitable setting to the existing trees and it included a customised plan for street furniture such as benches, railings and some building walls as well.

This pervasive approach, free from architectural barriers, includes also common lanes for mixed use by vehicles, bikes and pedestrians.

he involved public spaces thus retain their potential for transformation at any time to respond to upcoming urban, social and mobility trends. It is a street that can turn into a square in no time!

Architecture offices involved in the design: Sinergo Spa (installations), Bosso&Rota Consulenze Geologiche (geological survey), archeologist Giulia Mian

Project location: via Mazzini Pordenone, Italy

Design year: 2018

Year Built: 2019

Photographer: Simone Di Luca


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