The sudden acceleration of time due to the economic development of the second half of the last century, and the slowdown generated by the long economic crisis that opened the new century, compel to a thorough analysis, not only conceptual, about how to combine the probable prospect of an economic slowdown with an improvement of the quality of life of individuals and of urban systems. The fast-urban decadence may not lead just to neglect. In fact an alternative founded on rehabilitation and reuse does exist and deserves to be explored. The proposed essay aims to demonstrate how the architectural project can be the key tool to combine territorial resources and collective needs, and to experience innovative spaces capable of returning the abandoned heritage to the social context to which it belongs. Imagining a “new life” for the industrial heritage needs concreteness, critical wisdom and creativity. The architect is forced to a unique and diverging glance at once, he should preserve the spatial and structural qualities, which are memory of a time and of scopes now gone, and at the same time add new functions, connections, meanings, pointing the direction for a possible future. The proposed investigation becomes empirical applied to a portion of territory in southern Lazio. In this case study the possible reuse of two industrial poles which have been essential for the local urban development is assessed: the former glassmaker A.V.I.R. in Gaeta (1909-1982) and the former foundry Pozzi Ginori in Latina (1958-1998). Both poles represent industrialization phases of the same territory. They are among the most illustrative examples of a group of abandoned factories linked by an important infrastructure network. For these reasons this study could be the occasion for thorough assessments of the potential for the regeneration of a single building but also of a part of the urban area and of a territorial system.

Agro Pontino e industria, abbandono e nuova vita. Le mutazioni di un territorio / Argenti, Maria; Pecorilli, Sabrina; Percoco, Maura. - (2018), pp. 1083-1092. ((Intervento presentato al convegno ReUSO Messina 2018. VI Convegno Internazionale ReUSO tenutosi a Messina.

Agro Pontino e industria, abbandono e nuova vita. Le mutazioni di un territorio

Maria Argenti;Sabrina Pecorilli;Maura Percoco
2018

Abstract

The sudden acceleration of time due to the economic development of the second half of the last century, and the slowdown generated by the long economic crisis that opened the new century, compel to a thorough analysis, not only conceptual, about how to combine the probable prospect of an economic slowdown with an improvement of the quality of life of individuals and of urban systems. The fast-urban decadence may not lead just to neglect. In fact an alternative founded on rehabilitation and reuse does exist and deserves to be explored. The proposed essay aims to demonstrate how the architectural project can be the key tool to combine territorial resources and collective needs, and to experience innovative spaces capable of returning the abandoned heritage to the social context to which it belongs. Imagining a “new life” for the industrial heritage needs concreteness, critical wisdom and creativity. The architect is forced to a unique and diverging glance at once, he should preserve the spatial and structural qualities, which are memory of a time and of scopes now gone, and at the same time add new functions, connections, meanings, pointing the direction for a possible future. The proposed investigation becomes empirical applied to a portion of territory in southern Lazio. In this case study the possible reuse of two industrial poles which have been essential for the local urban development is assessed: the former glassmaker A.V.I.R. in Gaeta (1909-1982) and the former foundry Pozzi Ginori in Latina (1958-1998). Both poles represent industrialization phases of the same territory. They are among the most illustrative examples of a group of abandoned factories linked by an important infrastructure network. For these reasons this study could be the occasion for thorough assessments of the potential for the regeneration of a single building but also of a part of the urban area and of a territorial system.
ReUSO Messina 2018. VI Convegno Internazionale ReUSO
La repentina aceleración del tiempo, marcada por el desarrollo económico de la segunda mitad del siglo pasado, y su ralentización debida a la crisis prolongada con la que se ha abierto este siglo, hacen necesaria una reflexión, no solo abstracta, sobre como conjugar la probable perspectiva de un decrecimiento con un mejoramiento de la calidad de vida y de las ciudades. El rápido deterioro urbano puede no tener como única perspectiva la del abandono. Existe, de hecho, una alternativa basada en la reestructuración y reutilización, que merece ser considerada. El ensayo propuesto tiene la intención de demostrar como el proyecto de arquitectura es el instrumento privilegiado para conjugar recursos territoriales y necesidades de la comunidad; para experimentar espacios inéditos capaces de devolver el patrimonio en abandono al contexto social al que pertenece. Imaginar una "nueva vida" del patrimonio industrial en desuso requiere actos concretos, objetividad e inventiva; el tema impone al proyectista una mirada, al mismo tiempo, única y divergente que sepa, por un lado preservar las cualidades constructivas y espaciales, testigos de un tiempo y de un uso ya pasado, por otro lado, superponer a lo ya existente nuevas funciones, relaciones y significados mostrando el camino de un posible futuro. Esta investigación, para ser operativa, se aplica en relación del estudio de una porción de territorio en el Lacio meridional y se profundiza a través de la presentación de hipótesis de transformación de dos polos productivos catalizadores del desarrollo urbano: la ex vidriería A.V.I.R. en Gaeta (1909-1982) y la ex fundición Pozzi Ginori en Latina (1958-1998). Expresiones ambas de fases de industrialización del territorio, son entre los ejemplos más significativos de una constelación de fábricas inactivas conectadas mediante una importante red infraestructural, ocasión, por tanto, para una reflexión sobre el potencial de la regeneración de una única obra, de un fragmento urbano y de un sistema territorial.
Neglect; adaptive reuse; glassmaker; foundry; southern Lazio
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Agro Pontino e industria, abbandono e nuova vita. Le mutazioni di un territorio / Argenti, Maria; Pecorilli, Sabrina; Percoco, Maura. - (2018), pp. 1083-1092. ((Intervento presentato al convegno ReUSO Messina 2018. VI Convegno Internazionale ReUSO tenutosi a Messina.
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