Location: Cervia, Ravenna (IT)
AOUMM – Argot ou La Maison Mobile
Riccardo Maria Balzarotti
Matteo Umberto Poli
The Bassona area in Cervia – Milano Marittima is located in a territory interested by a rich plot of risks: floodings, rising sea levels, coastal erosion. The area started to be modified by man in 15th century, through large hydraulic works: this land is today a manifesto for the Anthropocene, a place of impermanence where nature and human work interweave in constant transformations. AOUMM’s proposal for the new Bassona public park provides a ‘toolbox’ to face these risks, sometimes opposing them, sometimes indulging them, to give back some areas to water and design a resilient landscape. Through a linear system of pine forests, dunes and sand replenishment, the coastal landscape will be reactivated and preserved. The park is structured on a grid, recalling Cervia’s historical garden city setting, and a more organic design, allowing wood and surrounding landscapes to trespass and implement biodiversity in the park. Through this drawing is possible to connect the park to the sea through the pine forest and the city to the north, but also to agricultural areas and the river to the south. Leisure, sport and educational activities aim to enhance the territorial awareness of visitors and local residents.