Commercial area of Pleiadi street

This new pilot area, strongly desired by the Municipality in addition to the two initially planned areas, is located in via delle pleiadi (between Unicoop Firenze and Omnia Center). It will be redesigned by PNAT with an intervention that is divided into several parts: a high-performance urban greenhouse for the production of plants at Km 0, a refreshment area, created with old industrial containers and intended for the administration of locally produced food and drinks, an area dedicated to musical or cinematographic events consisting of an internship made with recycled materials and an area for children where play will be a way to approach the most current environmental issues. All elements will be strongly integrated with the green.

The project

It is a project in which the concept of Urban Jungle finds its natural place, and where the massive use of greenery will play a key role in creating shade, environmental, visual and psychic comfort. Using plants and simple or recycled materials in synergy is strategic for the transformation of a residual area into a space accessible and usable by all the inhabitants of Prato. The elements and furnishings are designed to be flexible, facilitate the stay outdoors, and minimize the impact on the environment. The project involves the planting of trees and plants for air purification, shading and temperature mitigation. It is a redevelopment project that will gradually involve the whole park, with the active participation of the Municipality and the associations operating in the area. An articulated intervention in which the cultivation of km0 vegetables becomes the engine for the local economy, favoring the encounter and the activities of the community. The technologies of hydroponic cultivation and reuse of rainwater foreseen in the greenhouse will guarantee the sustainable production of large quantities of vegetables. The greenhouse will also have an educational function where you will learn cultivation practices and technologies, benefiting from a training course that will then be able to find an outlet in activities related to nurseries and green management. Within the Prato Urban Jungle plan, therefore, the intervention becomes an opportunity to bring the inhabitants closer to the issues of food education, sustainable agriculture and ecology.

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