Mezzacampagna Ecocity

A naturalistic-symbolic proposal that integrates the landscape, the various real estate functions and the themes of sustainability and energy saving into a harmonious design.
The project is the result of an agreement between real estate operators and the episcopal curia which, in exchange for the demolition and reconstruction of the existing seminar complex (without prejudice to the church), grants building rights for about 150,000 square meters for residential, commercial, tertiary-offices. , services.
Our proposal interprets two elements of the Veronese territory, the Roman centuriatio and the position of the Roman castrum, on which a double “golden” spiral sets up, an ideal symbol of connection between the functions hosted by the village. The religious pole is located in the innermost area defined by the spiral, which has its center of gravity in the church. Proceeding along the paths of the spiral towards the outside, you meet the other functions: assisted residences for the elderly, the residential complex that can accommodate up to 2,400 inhabitants and the directional, sports, commercial area, which is architecturally distinguished for the green covers.


Project: Benedetto Camerana
with Gianluca Cosmacini, Luisa Abrigo and Stefano Dotta (Environment Park), Marco Della Sette and tito Stefanelli (TTA), Salvatore Calì Quaglia, Margherita Converso and Andrea Vosilla (Metec & Saggese), Marco Molon, Elisa Ziviani, Lisa Modenini
Functions: Seminar and R.S.A. complex, weighing plan with commercial, religious, housing, schools, sports, management, artisanal, specialist hospitality, fitness and health, public green
Client: Episcopal Seminary of Verona and San Massimo s.p.a.
Procedure: Competition of ideas by invitation
Chronology: Architectural project (2008)
Location: Verona, half-country eco-village
Collaborators: Stefania De Paola, Davide Ferrando, Vincent Jeanson, Hermann Kohllöffel, Simone Maniscalco, Francesca Nicolosi, Aline Nunes, Lennart Poehls, Sabrina Saldo
Dimensional data: 60,100 sq m residences, 7,000 sq m retail / office / craft, 4,700 sq m specialized accommodation and fitness & health, total 71,800 sq m

Architecture and design magazines

  • P. Pierotti, “Verona, nove gruppi in corsa per l’Ecoborgo”, in Progetti e Concorsi di edilizia e territorio, 26 maggio 2008, pag. 3