WATERFRONT NAPOLI (Naples, Italy)
Design week 2: study of the coastline in Schiermonnikoog
As many cities on the Mediterranean coast, the city of Naples is confronted with enormous changes in the harbor- and the shipping sector. The excising docks and harbors have to be transformed to fulfill the needs of the global shipping en cruise industry. This means that the industrial character of Naples waterfront, which is mainly based on harbor activities has to be reconstructed. Of course this offers enormous potentials for the city and the people of Naples.
If the industrial bench needs to be reconstructed and modernized, the city could be connected with the waterfront again. This new spot on the seaside is predestinated for new housing developments..
The city waterfront of Naples has two different characteristics. The part Eastwards of the Castel dell’ Ovo , which is mainly used for harbor and industrial activities. The west coast of Castel dell’ Ovo was basically used to solve the infrastructure problems with a 4 lane road in east west direction. In 2012 the city of Naples used the Admirals Cup event to close the road for cars. The street is now only opened for bikes and pedestrians. It is now possible to promenade on the boulevard and in the summer weekends a lot of people using this advantage. This development creates new possibilities, as for example the connection between the Chiaia district and the waterfront and a new city beach for Naples.
You are requested to make a new design of the Chiaia Waterfront. Connect the existing city with the sea and react with your design on the request of new housing in the city. Use new housing for the physical connection with the city. Give the existing park a new identity and design a new beach for the city.
The first design week is on the project site in Naples. We start by visiting the project location in Chiaia with a guided tour through the historical center of Naples. After that (day 2 till 4) you develop a concept of your design at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. The lunch breaks will be used for short excursions into the city on various topics. Of course a excursion to Pompeii is a must. In the second design week you will use the resilient cost line of the Waddenzee as a research reference project. Therefore we stay on Schiermonnikoog and you will make a concept design for local needs.
In this Urban Nomads program you will develop 6 professional competencies: Concept, Urban Design, Analysis, Urban Research, Urban Strategy, Being aware of surroundings.
During 1 semester you will work continuously and integrally on these competencies. You work individual and you will get weekly feedback in classes on your products. This project includes 2 design weeks and a final presentation.
Feedback on products:
Once a week you get individual feedback on the design products in the studio of Urban Nomads (location, day and time have to be announced)
At the end of the course you will present your project to professionals.
After the final presentation your portfolio will be accessed by certificated assessors on the 6 competencies. You will receive a certificate
Saxion University of Applied Sciences, department of urban design
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, department of regional planning
Dr. Massimo Lanzi, architect, Naples
Daniele Cannatella, urban planner, Naples
Design week 1: view over Bay of Naples
At the end of the course you present a urban design for the Chiaia Waterfront. You give insight in the spatial qualities of your design by urban design plans on different scale levels, various sections and models. Focus on housing.
Concept schedule spring term (March –June) Holydays: Eastern, Pentecost, Kings day 3x 1 week
March April May June
week 1 introduction research design design
week 2 analysis design design design
week 3 design week 1 design design presentation
week 4 concept design week 2 design assessment
2013 spring term
40 hours per week
Urban design plan M. Zunic