Monday 18 October 2021 – 10:12 pm
Cagliari, to redevelop the former prison, look to Florence
The president of the order of architects: Le Murate the model for Buoncamino
Cagliari, Oct 18 (anews) – “For the redevelopment of the former Buoncammino in Cagliari we must look around us and look at good practices. The example, among the most recent, but also among the most important in Italy, is certainly the building and functional recovery of the Murate prison in Florence, today the flagship among urban recovery interventions, closely linked to the life of the city. and its inhabitants and therefore with an important social impact. Any destination the former prison intends to dare to, we must aim for an intervention of great quality and important social impact “, says Michele Casciu, president of the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators (Oappc) of the Metropolitan City of Cagliari and the Province of South Sardinia.
“It would be essential to extend involvement in planning the future of the prison to more subjects, public and private. Any intervention must be economically sustainable, hence the need to involve private individuals. It would be useful to have a design competition, as done for the Murate, which is managed by the Municipality in close collaboration with the other administrations involved (Ministry and Region). Through an agreement – continues Casciu – between entities that define their areas of competence and take charge of creating a real laboratory with professional protagonists, entrepreneurs, university professors and stakeholders in general “.
The visits organized by the FAI are an opportunity to talk about the but Casciu warns: “We have an excellent future, the risk is that failure to use it will determine the further possibility with the foreseeable consequences”.
The Tuscan restoration started from the identification of some fundamental principles: humanization, conservation, openness to the city, plurality and architectural innovation.
On the final destination, the architects have clear ideas: “It must be a multifunctional place. The former prison of Florence currently houses: accommodation for young couples, commercial activities, exhibition spaces, social and cultural centers, literary cafes. And again, an information and assistance center on European Union policies, programs and funding, a library dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage and various other activities ”.