Urban Acupuncture


The redevelopment of school gardens as a starting point to bring up young citizens and model new cities

Urban Acupuncture


The redevelopment of school gardens as a starting point to bring up young citizens and model new cities
School gardens can be redevelopment as didactic areas, playgrounds and community gardens for the whole city
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The upgrading of school outdoors is an acupuncture strategy where a series of widespread interventions leads to the opening of new community gardens. The direct involvement of schools and locals in the design, the realization, with self-building modes, and the management allows to create a respected space. Self-building mode and participation contain the costs and allow to experiment more projects in different neighborhoods involving a greater number of communities. The involvement of the communities also led to the preferential use of local resources with positive effects on local economies and social realities. Atelier delle Verdure has achieved some practical applications of this approach in Milan, in Rome and Matera, shown in the video, experimenting participation and self-built processes and the use of natural elements.



Spighe Bianche community garden, Matera, Italy. Design for Matera European Capital of Culture 2019. Participation process with the students

Design for the redevelopment of 9 gardens for 9 schools in Milan, Italy. Gardening workshop with the students of one of the schools for their new kitchen garden

Design for the redevelopment of 9 gardens for 9 schools in Milan, Italy. Self-built tables/benches screen-printed with the children drawings

Playscape design. Natural playground for the community garden Lea Garofalo in Milan, Italy

Playscape design. Playground for the Parco del Tuscolo in Rome, Italy. Preliminary design


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Barbara Boschiroli, Giulia Uva, Marco Sessa
Atelier delle Verdure
via Monte Bianco 48
Milano
Italy
Atelier delle Verdure is an architecture and Landscape firm that brings together Giulia Uva, Marco Sessa and Barbara Boschiroli, to develop public spaces, parks and playgrounds designs for private and public clients. Since 2009 Atelier delle Verdure researches and develops new ways to enhance the qualitative parameters of the public space through the active involvement of communities and citizens.

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