Genoa, Italy, 2001 - present
The Ponte Parodi project establishes a new city attractor based on the proliferation of experience. A three dimensional piazza located on the waterfront combines a variety of programs including a cruise terminal, wellness, cultural and leisure program, all of which bring liveliness to the old harbour. With its low-slung, undulating outlines the piazza provides a park with sport fields, beaches and other public functions while emphasizing the view of Genoa and its Alpine setting.
Client: ALTAREA Italia Progetti S.r.l.; (Competition) Porto Antico di Genova Spa
Programme: Public attractor with a 3-dimensional Piazza and mixed use: cruise terminal, wellness experience, knowledge experience, commercial experience, public park with amphitheatre.
Gross floor surface: 76.000m²
Volume: 160.000 m³
Site: 36.000 m²
Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Nuno Almeida and (Design Development/Building Permit) Mirko Bergmann, Margherita Del Grosso, Veronica Baraldi, Kristin Sandner, Abhijit Kapade, Chiara Marchionni, Cristina Ferreira, Casper Damkier, Rainer Schmidt, Adrien Leduc, Lorenzo Vianello; (Schematic Design) Cristina Bolis, Paolo Bassetto, Alice Gramigna, Michaela Tomaselli; (Competition) Cristina Bolis, Peter Trummer, Tobias Wallisser, Olga Vazquez-Ruano, Ergian Alberg, Stephan Miller, George Young, Jorge Pereira, Mónica Pacheco, Tanja Koch, Ton van den Berg
Structure: d'Appolonia, Genoa
Building Services: Manens, Verona
Traffic: Systematica, Milan
Project Coordination: Studio Augusti, Genoa
(Competition) Infrastructure and Structure: Arup, London; Off-shore Construction: Grootint b.v.
Visualisation: rendertaxi, Aachen