– Town Planning Project for
the Area to the West of the Town between the Railway and the Boicelli
Canal between via Modena and the River Po
by Giuseppe Rando and Beppino Bonazzi
Key words: ethics, business practices.
This urban reclamation project regards a disused
industrial area situated in the Padana Plain, in the Italian region of
Emilia Romagna. The area covers 201,370 m2 and it is
located north-west of the city of Ferrara, adjoining the city wall.
The equipment and machinery of a disused sugar
refinery as well as very old buildings once used for housing and
offices are currently being demolished.
The objectives of the General Town Planning Scheme
of the Municipality of Ferrara are based on the fact that the area
referred to above forms part of a much larger industrial area of
Ferrara, which was designed in the 1930s in the form of strategic
primary infrastructures combining residential and services
requirements. It nowadays connects the historical city of Ferrara
towards the north with the hamlet of Pontelagoscuro, at the boundary
of the province along the River Po.
The urban "gamble" is to reclaim the
"Eridania" factory for other purposes, which could represent
a "scientific area" closely linked with the faculty of
engineering of the nearby university.
The project, or the "scientific area",
would finally be used for research laboratories, accommodation
facilities, exhibition areas, offices, residential areas and open air
Geom. Giuseppe Rando and Geom. Beppino Bonazzi
Consiglio Nazionale Geometri
Via Barberini, 68