Foster with partners presented their new development proposal for the Italian seafront to connect the town and waterfront. The proposal promises to enhance the green-minded plan of this vacation spot. Rimini already has existing boulevards, and Foster’s proposal is not only for a specific building, but also for the whole development that comprises the building and a new seafront that connects to Rimini’s boulevards. The proposal will be using current earth friendly technologies like the rainwater collection and solar photovoltaics. And not just that, the proposal plans to establish a long term environmental strategy for the city. If this proposal of Foster and Partners will come into reality, it will surely be a hot spot for travelers.
From the source :
Foster + Partners presented designs for a new waterfront development in Rimini. Revealed at a public presentation to the City last week, the proposal is designed to strengthen the relationship between the town centre and the seafront and to create a year-round attraction for an international tourist industry.
The scheme comprises a new seafront promenade with a mix of related activities and public spaces including a hotel tower, which will extend Rimini’s historic beach culture and continue the existing urban grain. The project celebrates Rimini’s tradition of green boulevards, best characterised by the Via Vespuci. The waterfront will be pedestrianised at certain times and will link directly to a linear public park – or green spine – which will provide much needed shade during the hotter months. This currently links the seafront to the historic city and will be enhanced with improved connections to the new promenade area.
A new hotel tower includes space for a Fellini film museum at its base. Its curving form anchors the wider project, while the building extends out to sea along a new 300m long pier, continuing the dialogue between the city and the water and referring to Rimini’s tradition of piers.
The scheme will use new technologies, such as rainwater collection and photovoltaics, to establish a long-term, sustainable commercial and environmental strategy for the town that is balanced with its rejuvenation in the short-term.
Senior Partner, Stefan Behling said of the project:
“We are delighted to submit our proposal to reinvigorate the popular resort of Rimini. This is an exciting opportunity to unite the town with its seafront and to regenerate the public realm.”