The proposal for the area individuates new connections – transversally to the radial infrastructures of the city – as landscape system and slow mobility links capable to reconnect existing urban nodes and generate new relations on a local and metropolitan scale. The proposed strategy defines a network of collective and public space giving new meaning to the existing nodes dispersed on the territory – farmhouses, historical buildings, sports facilities and manufacturing areas.
The second phase dealt with the landscape scale, through the “Rome Agri-Fab City” workshop. It explored the new eco-structural connection between the villages of Colonna and Montecompatri. Each group of students explored a 1 x 1 km area, composed in a strip of 5 squares, where 6 projects propose strategies and processes for the definition of a self-sufficient and interconnected habitat.
Territorial networks where production permeates the collective space reactivates nodes of the sprawling city and structures functional relations through a wide range of devices and projects:
- A mobility infrastructure to inhabit the landscape where algae produce energy and purify the atmosphere
- A complex of water storage systems that work as sponges, capture phreatic water and transform it into hydrogen for the agricultural trucks
- Aerostatic balloons that harvest atmospheric dew for irrigation and transform the highway vibration in energy for public lighting
- A network of green fab labs capable of closing the productive cycle between physical resources, human resources and production scraps
- An infrastructure service the public space that uses pyrolysis to transform urban and agricultural organic waste in energy