This “central” phase of the project follows the same principles of the masterplan. The main purpose is to create a high quality life standard. This means living in a city where people feel good, safe, protected: an human scale city. This happens in the old city center with green areas, water,
comfort given by natural materials and man-sized spaces. The architectural instruments gives the purpose to integrating the common elements of two important urban cultures: the Italian and Chinese one, translating this extraordinary potential in a requirement for the contemporary city. We refuse as well picturesque models that want to recreate past models, far from the reality. the propose is an urban nature made of rules that create homogeneity and difference, continuity and variation: measuring the space and defines a new order without monotony. The urban concept is based on an urban matrix that follows the existing road system and the geographical and topographical references, using the corral as paradigm for the construction of the space. The enclosure gives measure to the space, porosity and continuity, variety, containing different functions with different height buildings, protected from the outside of course, but at the same time connected to it. A basic topic of the project is the integration and separation of the public spaces and their connection to the private sphere. We think that open spaces (courts, squares, malls) should be in relationship each other, defining a real system of open public spaces that allows people living in the streets, with places where children can run free and safe. We think that another fundamental element is to get a high quality life which is called Urban mixitè. Against the functional segregation of the modernist models, we create places where the different functions coexist in the same complex of buildings (commercial, residential, offices, leisure etc..) using and mixing different typologies (courts, towers, blocks).
Project title: JINSHAN MARINA (Botticini+Facchinelli ARW Development)
Location: CHINA_ Jinshan district_Shanghai
Site area: 556.805 sq
Total GFA (above ground): 1.634.519 sq
Design: GALA consortium with Botticini + Facchinelli ARW s.r.l. (Architetto Camillo Botticini, Architetto Matteo Facchinelli)
Collaborators: Arch. Domenico d’Amato, Arch. Alessandro Galperti, Arch. Anna Vittoria Zuliani, Arch. Jacopo Alessandro Tassoni, Arch. Moreno Marrazzo