Amedeo Scofone MArch Dissertation
In 2009 a massive earthquake destroyed the old town of L’Aquila, depriving the city of its residential and commercial centre. This project proposes the development of new neighbourhoods that take over the functions of the old town while it is being restored. Sited on a hill and surrounded by mountains the city enjoys a sunny climate with cold winters. The design proposals draw upon the traditional features of Italian hill towns, -their narrow streets, small squares, and mixed-use buildings-, aiming to provide good environments, indoors and outdoors, maintaining high density of dwellings and activities.