Project developped in collaboration with A&P Architettura del Paesaggio
Rome (IT), 2022
The redevelopment project of Parco Commendone is part of the interventions already partly carried out within the area, and is intended as an essential completion of new functions and vegetal and spatial qualities.
The park is located within the complex of popular housing built in the '60s designed by Pietro Barucci, Lucio Passarelli and Marcello Vittorini. The project shows the characters of a typology that is strongly identifiable, both in the design and architectural landscape. The project can therefore be considered as an important opportunity to redefine the use of open spaces in relation to a particular portion of the city now consolidated.
The new park revolves around the creation of a recreational-sports path that winds along the existing one, and that assumes forms and spaces specifically designed for crossing on skateboards and the possibility of becoming the scene of new collective uses. The path ends in the skatepark, specially designed for acrobatic activities and sports, but also to be used as a new meeting place and aggregation. In addition to the structures related to skateboarding, a soccer field will be built to materialize the informal play area currently set up. The project also provides for the planting of shrubs and trees according to specific criteria of landscape composition that can combine the need to fit into a built environment and partly consolidated with an idea of new identity of the park. The plant elements have been appropriately chosen and arranged in order to create different types of spaces and provide protection and shade to the most sensitive areas. Attention has also been paid to the meadow surfaces, identifying areas in relation to the new path in which to allow the formation of a flower meadow with a strong naturalistic character.