The Naval Arsenal of La Spezia is the first “great work” of the Kingdom of Italy, which went to occupy a large area, formerly dedicated to agriculture, outside of the walls of the historic city. Its construction meant the total socio-spatial distortion of the Ligurian Riviera’s town and its transformation, even symbolic, in the archetype of “the modern city”, as celebrated by Futuristi artists in the twentieth century. Now subjected to the crisis of its function caused by changing of global strategic framework, it has all the characteristics of an “urban case”. In this hypothesis, author goes back to various cartographic sources produced in the founding stages of the military dockyard of La Spezia, and describes their typologies in the future perspective of reconstruct existing landscape structures as well as those generated by the construction of the building. Also, author identify the guidelines for studying iconographic and documentary materials for the creation of a documentation center, that is both a place of memory and a useful tool for territorial planning and building restoration.

Cartography and military heritage. Methodological and design lines for Naval Arsenal of La Spezia / Gemignani, Carlo Alberto. - (2019), pp. 649-659. ((Intervento presentato al convegno RIPAM 7, Conservation et mise en valeur du patrimoine architectural et paysagé des sites côtiers méditerranéens.

Cartography and military heritage. Methodological and design lines for Naval Arsenal of La Spezia

gemignani carlo alberto
2019

Abstract

The Naval Arsenal of La Spezia is the first “great work” of the Kingdom of Italy, which went to occupy a large area, formerly dedicated to agriculture, outside of the walls of the historic city. Its construction meant the total socio-spatial distortion of the Ligurian Riviera’s town and its transformation, even symbolic, in the archetype of “the modern city”, as celebrated by Futuristi artists in the twentieth century. Now subjected to the crisis of its function caused by changing of global strategic framework, it has all the characteristics of an “urban case”. In this hypothesis, author goes back to various cartographic sources produced in the founding stages of the military dockyard of La Spezia, and describes their typologies in the future perspective of reconstruct existing landscape structures as well as those generated by the construction of the building. Also, author identify the guidelines for studying iconographic and documentary materials for the creation of a documentation center, that is both a place of memory and a useful tool for territorial planning and building restoration.
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Cartography and military heritage. Methodological and design lines for Naval Arsenal of La Spezia / Gemignani, Carlo Alberto. - (2019), pp. 649-659. ((Intervento presentato al convegno RIPAM 7, Conservation et mise en valeur du patrimoine architectural et paysagé des sites côtiers méditerranéens.
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