municipality of Corato (Ba)
the “walking paths” of Corso Mazzini, from Largo Plebiscito to Piazza Cesare Battisti, are a pedestrian area reserved to evening walks and living space.
The requalification project already planned some years ago has been completed by the intervention on two unresolved areas: the square to host the local musical band and the other devoted to religious and secular events, situated just in front of the Town Hall and the church of SS. Maria Incoronata.
The intervention has upgraded these squares, making them unique in the urban design, allowing a versatile use and transforming them in a safe pedestrian area rather than a chaotic crossroads. During the building process, some ancient ruins below the current trampling level have been discovered and valued.
Thus, special seats and LED lighting at the floor level, combined with glass tiles make this place perfect for a relaxing break.
A particular attention has been given to the floor surface in order to create LOGES paths for blind and visually impaired, perfectly integrated with the rest of the floor, according to the requirements for the protection of historical sites.
Work valued at € 1.200.000,00
work financed after regional public selection with European funds of PO FESR 2007-2013 – Asse VII – Azione 7.1 – Linea di intervento 7.1.1. It is part of a larger Integrated Program of Urban Regeneration (PIRU) of the old town centre and neighbouring public areas, aimed at the regeneration of the existing public spaces and the elimination of the degrading factors that influence the housing often let run wild.
the historic centre of Corato was chosen as the set of the movie “Io speriamo che me la cavo” in 1992 directed by Lina Wertmüller with PaoloVillaggio, as an example of degraded and chaotic southern village. After a series of interventions nothing remains of the appearance immortalized in the Italian movie, and with the PIRU carrying out, the urban deprivation will be only left in that historical film.
delivered in 2013