The proposal was designed for city of Bari (Italy) through an official compeition which anticipated the International professionals competition to design a major transformation of the city’s central areas. The reorganization of the railway and transportation systems and the acquisition of the Caserma Rossani by the Municipality as part of the brief was an unique occasions for the redefinition of the relationship between the old and modern city, reducing the historic separation caused by the presence of the rail yards and tracks, which has been approached by CBO Architects like a "SCAR" to city's grain.
Based on this initial concept CBO has proposed to re-connect the North side to the South through "stitch points" translate as physical connections sympathetic with scale and dimension to the historic city centre. An extensive green areas were introduced along all site. New open theatre and Technologic Hub were also introduced as part of the proposal
The project site covers an area of 78 hectares over a length of 3 km. To move towards a concrete implementation process, the area of the master plan called for in the competition has been divided into six sectors, each with distinct urban characteristics and management prospects. In the very immediate future, however, the City Council is planning to embark upon a program for a seventh sector in order to transform the Caserma Rossani area into a park and center for the city’s cultural and economic life.
Location: Bari, Italy
Site area: 78 Ha
Client: Public Competition