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Fig. 6.1 Structural plan of Lucca, Italy. Historic city, new radial fabrics, and interstitial voids
Under this perspective, the possibility concretizes that the project can
absorb the dynamics of time, creating strategies capable of annexing,
selecting, or abandoning, and ultimately dialoguing with the waste rather
than excluding it outright as not proper material [18] (Fig. 6.2).
In research conducted on the Adriatic area in Italy, from Venice to Pescara,
numerous abandoned areas have been identified following decommissioning,
which has occurred often in recent times 13 (Fig. 6.3). They are either spaces of
considerable dimension, or smaller, diffuse spaces that are almost invisible;
13 The examination of decommissioned areas in the Adriatic city was realized under the research
project Programmi di Ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale (Research Programmes of
National Interest) PRIN 2006, “Public Works and the Adriatic City.” For each area, the role that
it could assume in the recomposition of the environmental structure of the city was identified on
the basis of its specific location and in relation to the different systems of landscape in which it
falls and its immediate territorial context.
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