At the end of Nineties, the Municipality of Naples decided to launch a project of urban renewal pivoting upon the will of progressively giving the waterfront back to the city. Phase Zero of this project was the installation of a temporary public space near the cruise ship port terminals: a symbolic act, pulling down the wall which severed this part of waterfront from the city: a promenade was then installed in its place.The promenade consisted of a 350 x 14-metre wooden deck catwalk, placed on a steel tube structure. Along the catwalk wooden shelters and white marble blocks (as seats) were arranged. As the catwalk reached the foot of the massive Maschio Angioino castle, it widened, turning into a platform. The catwalk, installed in 1998, has been afterwards dismantled.
Boeri Studio (Boeri, Barreca, La Varra)
Naples Port Authority