Reggio Calabria, Italy
Ares Simone Monzio-Compagnoni
Somayeh Kianpour |
Politecnico di Milano
Rosarno became known to the international press for a riot of African immigrant workers on January 7-8, 2010.
It has been defined as paradigm of wage and housing slavery settlements, with a strong social twist on the local urban tissue.
HOW TO DEAL WITH ROSARNO?
By re-thinking the whole territory and develop an idea of a new possible city starting from reorganization of agricultural production and from a critical reading of the existing infrastructural network.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN GROWTH POTENTIALS?
All the stations along the railway which are abandoned and unused.
The railway as an existing infrastructural network and the touristic places of interest.
The abandoned train stations has been converted into scattered hotels which can be used by both the immigrants and tourists.
The existing network of paths which connects the fields and touristic magnets are redesigned as bicycle paths.
As an extension to the train Stations, the complementary functions (multi-confessional chapel, rooms of different sizes, library, restaurant, kiosk and first aid point) have been designed as movable modules with an archetypal form.
La Cartiera (the old paper factory occupied by the immigrants) is renovated and re-used as a multi-functional social space for the immigrants where they can socialize, study, repair and redesign the modules and create their own handcrafts.