Vigevano - The security citadel
Total GIA8.000 m²
The Municipality of Vigevano proposes the important goal of aggregating all of the security forces in one place,
creating a pole that hosts the four-body barracks: Carabinieri, Polizia, Guardia di Finanza and Fire Brigade. The
area identified for this purpose is the space of Piazzale Longo.
Some criteria have guided the drafting of masterplan:
1 - the citadel of security is based on a new one concept of relationship between law enforcement and the citizen;
2 - The optimization of spaces requires one possible aggregation of shareable functions;
pursuing a dual objective: reduction of rental/management costs and improvement of working conditions of the
3 - redevelop the public spaces;
4 - Design a "flexible" project, allows you to build the "Citadel" in stages.
Vigevano is a town and municipality in the province of Pavia. A historic art town, it is also
renowned for shoemaking and is one of the main centers of Lomellina , a rice-growing agricultural
district. Vigevano received the honorary title of city with a decree of Duke Francis II Sforza on 2
February 1532. It is famed for its beautiful Renaissance "Piazza Ducale" in the center of the town.