Brescia - The New Station Square
Total GIA24.900 m²
The heart of the project is the new uncovered central square that is the hub of all the functions foreseen, with different levels of construction with private and public functions. Outside the square, there is a large public space for easy access to citizens, while in the North there is a large space with a shelter in direct connection with the tracks. The two levels North-South / Via Sardegna-Via Sostegno are connected with ramps, escalators and panoramic lifts. The process of study and design of the volumes to be built lead to an innovative and consistent solution with the real and symbolic meaning of the project area. The Idea is not a graphic gesture, a project whim, but the project of a new fluid Urban Space where the volumes and public spaces are in harmony with the context
making it a new place in the city.
Brescia is a city in the region of Lombardy and the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia, one of the largest in Italy, with over 1,200,000 inhabitants. It is situated at the foot of the Alps, a few kilometres from the lakes Garda and Iseo. Founded over 3,200 years ago, Brescia (in antiquity Brixia) has been an important regional centre since pre-Roman times. Its old town contains the best-preserved Roman public buildings in northern Italy and numerous monuments, among these the medieval castle, the Old and New cathedral, the Renaissance Piazza della Loggia and the rationalist Piazza della Vittoria. Brescia is considered the industrial capital of Italy. The metallurgy and the production of machine tools and firearms are of particular economic significance, along with
mechanical and automotive engineering.