Urban Planning “Nettuno” – BIBIONE URBAN PARK

The project is aimed at the maintenance of the natural character of the park, trying to minimize, or even mask the impact of the hydraulic works. The use of the park is promote for nature activities, typically birdwatching, through the provision of trails and observation points.The project is measured by the eastern edge of the park, trying to minimize the impact caused by the presence of a treatment plant and waste storage. For this reason, a physical barrier is created, in part formed by gabions of stone covered with earth and connected to the pinewood, in part through the formation of a gradient in the earth toward the existing embankment. In both cases, is provided for the planting of shrubs to lessen the impact of these movements of the earth.

The pine forest and grasslands. The presence of black pine in the grasslands of Stipa veneta, flax fairies and other species of special importance must be established with proper care and management and maintenance. The species present in the prairie tend to be poor in the fight against invasive, which have also aid in soil degradation due to lack of maintenance, mowing and even grazing. The maintenance of the pine forest then becomes the key factor in helping the turnover of new individuals and the arrest of weeds.
The central area. The part to the lawn is affected by earth movements generated by the presence of the basin rolling, bringing in part the levels of the ground to units originating, and in part of the elements constituting the embankment and to ensure the safety hydraulic superelevation. The lawn moved then becomes wavy, with small height differences connected with the banks in the earth, which will also host the shrub vegetation on the shores facing north and south, differentiating somehow otherwise undefined space and homogeneous. The orientation will also lead to different micro-climates that can accommodate different species and therefore a natural selection of hedge shrubs. Programmatic mowing lawns lead to a balance control between the parts of the park, limiting the intrusion of weeds in the different component parts of the urban park.
The basin of rolling. The central area of ​​the park provides for the presence of a basin of rolling of the capacity that is made safe by the full exceptional through the provision of a dyke perimeter which rises from the ground level of about 60 cm. This element is integrated into a design articulated, that form of small pitches slightly different odds, and that is able to create microclimates along the shores facing north. The shrub planting will be driven by the logic of the exposure of the slopes, with a harmonious characterization of natural open spaces. As regards the area inside the basin of laminating, are provided terraced floors which lead the height gradually to the level of the drainage channel, while maintaining an embankment of the channel itself.
And access routes. The plan is for the park is completely fenced and access is controlled, and only two, diametrically opposed. In fact, the only access is from the main entrance to the south, which also provides the information needed to use the park, while the access point to the north will be used for service purposes. To the south of the park, next to the entrance and next to the pedestrian public car park there is also a driveway for emergency vehicles and service.
The paths through the various areas of the park, rejoining in proximity of the two inputs. Such tracks in clay, very simple, which become elevated walkways of wood only in the two crossing points of the channel.
Ecological corridors. The ecological corridors are provided as of the green elements that could constitute a habitat for small animals, preferring a carpet of pine forest undergrowth shrub compared to that often occurs in asphyxiated to cover the shady foliage. The presence of hedges on the sides towards the houses is hoped for the positive effect of green barrier and the formation of an ideal habitat for nesting birds.
Fence. The fence will be of two types, one simple solution for large areas consisting of wooden poles driven into the ground and simply loose network, and a more “urban” in wooden boards for the parts that are close to the road and pedestrian access. In both cases, the enclosure must allow the passage of the animals and to prevent access to people.

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