Mondello

Infrastructure and public facilities.

Location: Mondello, Italy
Status: Competition Delivered
2007
Length: 1.5 Km
Project team: M. Tepedino, N.Toribio, C.Zappulla, F. Librizzi

Mondello is an old fisherman’s village in Sicily, which was surrounded by marshland that was drained and transformed in the 1920’s into a luxury residential area. The new development was aligned along a coastal road, which runs between the houses and the sea. As the area developed and traffic increased, this road has effectively cut off the town from the sea. The brief was to try to reconnect the two. The proposition was to close the road off to traffic and pedestrianise the area, laying a new pavement in place of the road and adding lights, benches, kiosks and other facilities.