The design of the bridge over the Polcevera River connects local and regional roads with relevant effect on the urban traffic to and from the city, and at the same time contributes to the regeneration of the urban context at the mouth of the Polcevera River, still characterized by the former Ilva industrial area. The scenario of the future redevelopment of Cornigliano provides not only the high speed/capacity infrastructure, but also the new railway station and commercial, residential, cultural and sporting activities.
The project "Living in the City in the City" is the outcome of the international design competition organized by the Municipality of Genoa for the enhancement of Via XX Settembre.
The elimination of private traffic on Via XX Settembre becomes an opportunity for Genoa to create new places to live in the city within the city, generating urban gravitations and reverberating existing functions in the neighborhood.
The new bridge over the Douglas River covers at the same time engineering and a landscape values, representing a renewed sustainable approach to the area. The project focuses on the idea that infrastructure design should be part of the landscape design, engaging mutual relationship and interaction with the surrounding environment.