LE ALBERE AREA
2002 – 2016, TRENTO, ITALY
The Quartiere delle Albere district, site of a former Michelin factory, is now a new part of the city of Trento. This transformed post-industrial brownfield site now shares many characteristics with Trento’s urban fabric: the clear hierarchy of the design, its functional stratification and an overall similarity in the size of buildings and materials used for their construction. This urban renewal project has reconnected the city to its natural context, which in Trento is defined by the nearby Adige River and Monte Bondone. This new district, for a long time physically separated from the city centre by the railway, now feels psychologically closer. Quartiere delle Albere welcomes MuSe, the new Science Museum, thus reinforcing the cultural identity of this area of Trento.