Mantova - "Mantova Hub" urban regeneration project: Research Center
Total GIA1.568 m²
Timing1 year for the realization of the restoration works
The Mantova Hub urban regeneration project, approved in 2016, foresees the requalification of a part of the city of approximately 90,000 square meters, located between the lakes of Mantova naturalistic area and the historic city center. The intervention concerns an excerpt of the overall project and
includes a former military building of high historical value which is expected to be restructured through the inclusion of a research center. The operation is based on a long-term concession to an operator and developer, in addition to the intervention relevant from an architectural point of view, also in an activity aiming at developing a public or private/public nature research center linked to environmental sustainability thematic.
Mantova (Mantua) is a city located in the Lombardy Region and is the Capital of the province.
In 2007, Mantova old town was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mantova's historic power and influence under the Gonzaga family made of the City one of the main artistic, cultural, and especially musical hubs of Northern Italy, and of the Country. Mantova is known for its significant role in the history of opera; the city is also known for the architectural treasures and artifacts, the elegant palaces, and the medieval and Renaissance cityscape.
Mantova is three sides-surrounded by artificial lakes, created during the 12th century, as the city's defence system. The area and its environs are important not only in naturalistic terms, but also anthropologically and historically.