For the Spring Term 2019-2020 ARCH 302 focused on the revitalization of Flaminio district in the City of Rome. Flaminio district is a very strategic area for the future development of Rome. It includes wide portions of areas to be fully redeveloped and potential focuses represented by modern key buildings. An area very close to the historical center, yet very different from the compact solidity of the inner city. It offers an urban territory with fragmented portions to be recomposed within a coherent urban texture, and consistent voids to be filled with new programs and plans.

SITE Flaminio is among the first 15 neighborhoods born in 1911, officially established in 1921. Over the years the prestige of this neighborhood has grown, which has become a sort of cultural container, thanks to the numerous museums, theaters and multifunctional centers (such as the Auditorium Parco della Musica). In recent years the value of the properties has increased to such an extent that it equates the area to the historic center. Until the end of the nineteenth century the long straight road of via Flaminia reached the ancient Milvio bridge through a flat expanse of fields periodically flooded by the river, which made settlement in the area unfavorable.

IDEA Re-organize the site with a dense articulation of mixed functional areas. The main aim would be a general revitalization and redefinition of the selected city portion through the activation of a series of strategically urban nodes. In particular the very essence of public space is central here in a way that regenerated public areas may work as urban revitalization catalyzers. The main aim is to revitalize the existing urban fabric and find new functional duties for large urban voids. Local, specific interventions based on the distribution of new facilities and installations to ensure a better quality for the city as whole. Eventually a number of close range complex areas would be generated, each characterized by an urban mix of functions, from guest facilities to offices, from commercial zones to cultural cores, from research and workshops areas to entertainment grounds.

2020 Spring Instructors:Selen Duran(course coordinator), Giorgio Gasco, Glenn Terry Kukkola, Wren Frederickson

Teaching Assistants:Ezgi Nur Güngör, Yıldız Kılınçer