Pedestrian City Ancona

“Port and Passetto,” urban design competition

Architects: Riccardo Vannucci, Giuseppina Forte, Francesco Salvolini, Frauke Petretto, Cecilia Zeta

The project centers on public space as a collective good connecting the ancient and the early 20th century city. The main axis serves as an urban and symbolic/cultural infrastructure for multiple publics and diverse activities. Pedestrian and limited traffic areas are systematically introduced. Expanding the existing green areas, preserving the historical trees, and introducing reused-water surfaces are paramount.

The sustainability of the project is based on the involvement of a “wider communityā€¯ through organized events, art installations, private sponsorships, and low rents to manage the new kiosks.