Email

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Phone

+39 02 55014101

Sede Italiana

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20122 Milano IT

city docks

city docks

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Project

Darsena di città

Location

Ravenna, Italy

Year

2004

Client

Comune di Ravenna

Commission

masterplan consultancy

Credits

Ravenna phase 1

Andrea Caputo (coordinator)

Frederic de Smet

Beatrice De Carli

Ravenna phase 2

Corrado Longa (coordinator)

Frederic de Smet

Daniele Barillari

The canal that connects the Adriatic Sea with Ravenna is a 13-kilometre waterway. The final part – the “docklands” of Ravenna – in close connection with the city’s historical centre and the railway station, is now a case for radical redesign. Due to the harbor’s productive activity expansion, 200,000 additional square metres are going to redensify this part of the city within the next few years, organized around a system of green spaces and connected by a substantial environmental path. A system of water refinement will contribute to the eligibility of the entire water system of the canal, bringing back to life the docklands unique potentiality for free time activities and other service, work and commercial functions.