Fiorano Modenese Historic Centre Regeneration Works in full course

The works for the regeneration of the public spaces of Fiorano Modenese historic centre, begun at the end of April this year, are currently in full course for the completion of the Eastern part of via Vittorio Veneto.

The project envisages regeneration for the high-street crossing from East to West the small historic centre in the outskirts of Modena, and its integration with piazza Ciro Menotti, the other main landmark of the community. This will be achieved by improving the pedestrian quality of the urban space with the redesign of the public walkways and road pavements (that will be connected harmonically with the square), new urban furniture and tree-planted flowerbeds. The traffic road section is being consistently reduced, and the whole site will become a “20 Zone”, where crossing vehicles won’t be allowed a speed higher than 20 km/h.

The material chosen for the pavements of the new sidewalks is Zovonite trachyte stone, which was used extensively by the Romans in Northern Italy, and stands out for its resistance and grip combined with a high aesthetic quality. The old and worn-down existing tarmac of the traffic road is being replaced with an architectural pavement in fibre-reinforced concrete with on sight small size river stones, which provides the resistance required for a traffic road and the aesthetic quality requested for this urban regeneration intervention as well. The overall design of the new sidewalk and road pavements is characterized by the continuous lines of the curb stones in pale Orsera Istrian stone, with orthogonal strips in the same material which are visually extended to the road by means of on sight pale colour Botticino gravel strips. Two symbolic totems with banners in primary colours will mark the East and West entrances to via Vittorio Veneto, working as invitation elements to the regenerated urban centre.

The purpose of this project is not only the aesthetic and functional redevelopment of the site to relaunch it as landmark and aggregation space of the community and foster its cultural and commercial activities. The new pedestrian urban spaces have been designed to be used by all, by means of the high comfort of the paving materials, perfectly accessible to citizens with mobility disabilities, and the insertion of last generation tactile routes for blind or partially sighted citizens, provided with under pavement transponders which are activated by smart walking sticks transmitting to a dedicated app useful information which helps the user identify directions, utilities, etc.

With the works completion, Fiorano Modenese historic centre will be given the potentials to turn into one of the vibrant hubs of the Modena area.

Architectural and Landscape Design and Works Direction: Alessandro Caronia Architect

Health & Safety and Operative Works Direction: Ercole Leonardi Surveyor

Plants and Structural Consultant: Luca Dal Toé Engineer

Contractor: CME Consorzio Imprenditori Edili Soc. Coop. - Arletti Pavimentazioni Stradali Srl

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