stadio della roma

Public Presentation at Campidoglio and Press Event
Text by Andreas Kipar
15 June 2015
Architect and Landscape Architect BDLA/AIAPP/IFLA
President | Founding partner | Gruppo LAND
1. Environment and identity: “Green infrastructure” and the environmental system
Landscape architecture can play a key role in urban developments, in fact an integrated approach to land management
and careful strategic spatial planning can address large urban transformations in order to achieve a green infrastructure.
These principles are applied in Tor di Valle. The private development is the occasion for the enhancement of a public
hub and for a new synergy between the now fragmented landscapes of the river Tiber and the “agro romano”. Stadio
della Roma Tor di Valle is an ambitious development that aims to turn an issue into a potential: this is a unique chance
for enhancing this whole urban district while significantly enhancing the environmental and landscaping value of a site
currently lacking identity.
2. Pedestrian connectivity and public space improvement through inner “Piastra” area and green areas
The existing cycle route will be integrated into the slow mobility concept. The project is connected to the metropolitan
stations through new pedestrian bridges and to the Tiber navigation system through a new a pier. In the same way at the
local scale, transversal green boulevards and a ring path on different levels parallel to the stadium platform have been
planned in order to enable the access to the buildings and to the parking, as well to create continuity between the
different areas and parks.
3. Design themes and project development: Public Parks
With three different parks strongly identified in terms of landscapes – the Contemporary urban Park, the Rural Park, the
River Park – the TDV development is a great venue for new open air activities while reconnecting existing nature areas
and improves the overall ecological quality. The three parks will host activities, large events, leisure, shopping and sports
both during daytime and nighttime.
4. Design themes and project development: “Piastra” / private areas
Themes and actions: Guarantee the best permeability and continuity of open spaces (both public and private with public
function), directing flows with sight perspective effects, at the same time maintaining the visibility of facades and creating
punctual highlights with trees and river terraces; Guarantee the continuity of green areas in order to improve their quality
and function, and to achieve a minimal height; Guarantee the links between the different levels through direct
connections and terracing and ramps from the park.