A large-scale masterplan rethinks the heart of the cantonal capital, projecting it towards a generational time frame. It introduces new elements of research and the idea of a gradual development in the name of all-round sustainable regeneration. And it’s future-proof.

Porta del Ticino – Urban Living Lab is the project developed by a visionary team made up of sa_partners, TAMassociati and Franco Giorgetta Landscape Architect, laying out the path to follow for the future planning of the large site (120,000sqm) in Bellinzona.

Presented by the authorities to the citizens on 22 October, the plan outlines the development of a large part of the urban territory, today dominated by the major industrial complex of the Officine Bellinzona, the most important heavy-industry company in the whole Canton. For 130 years it has been the city’s economic driving force and within a few years it will be moved outside the built-up area.

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