Como - Redevelopment of the “Ex-Ticosa” area
Total GIA52.400 m²
The project aims at the redevelopment of a wipe abandoned area located in the center of Como through:
- the construction of a new road network in order to improve the accessibility of the area and the connection with the surrounding urban spaces;
- the construction of a parking garage with more than 1,000 spaces;
- the creation of public green areas and aggregation spaces integrated with commercial activities;
- the construction of a new municipal management center in order to incorporate all the municipal offices currently located in different sites (local police, social services, archives), a conference center and other public/private services;
- the redevelopment of the building called "Santarella"; and its related areas, creating a cultural center with educational, museum and exhibition purposes.
The project is an “Integrated intervention program” (PII) of municipal initiative with the participation of more subjects and financial resources of public and private operators.
Como is the administrative capital of the Province of Como. Its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a tourist destination, and the city contains numerous works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces: the Duomo, seat of the Diocese of
Como; the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio; the Villa Olmo; the public gardens with the Tempio Voltiano; the Teatro Sociale; the Broletto or the city's medieval town hall; the 20th century Casa
With 215,320 overnight guests, in 2013 Como was the fourth most visited city in Lombardy after Milan, Bergamo and Brescia. In 2018 Como surpasses Bergamo becoming the third most visited city in Lombardy with 1.4 million arrivals. Como was the birthplace of many historical figures, including the poet Caecilius mentioned by Catullus in the 1st century BCE, writers Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, Pope Innocent XI, scientist Alessandro Volta, and Cosima Liszt, second wife of Richard Wagner and long-term director of the Bayreuth Festival.