THE OPEN SPACES OF THE NEW SOUTH HARBOR DISTRICT, KOGE
A lush landscape that combines resilience and livability
The SLA studio is responsible for the landscaping of South Harbor, making it the prototype of a settlement model oriented at sustainability and open space sharing. The key element of the fifteen hectares destined for the new construction is the void space, which is conceived as a system of “common goods”. Indeed, the buildings’ semi-public adjacent areas characterize the whole settlement from a spatial, functional and environmental standpoint. The system of buildings is organized through the open spaces that cross it and enclose it: the neighborhood-scale intervention’s fabric is defined by the layout of green paths flanking the building lots and the perimetral pedestrian ring encircling them; likewise, the landscape setting of these open areas, even before the characteristics of the single architectures, qualifies the residences’ immediately proximal spaces. The layout of the open spaces is also designed as a rainwater management device.