Jury feedback summary
Reconnect proposes a network of superblocks where the car is only facilitated on a handful of primary arteries, where a ‘downgraded road network’ yields additional green and pedestrian space. The new ring structure brings new potential for the city’s bio system and new ways to experience the city, by providing additional social and quieter spaces to the urban fabric. According to the jury: “The kit of parts and a set of strategic approaches to the myriad moments in need of resolution distinguishes this project. The best practices from water cities like Amsterdam and Venice echo into a Milanese solid flair. The street section has been rethought from the ground up rationally and successfully. Conca dell'Incoronata is transformed into a vibrant new spot where water emerges as the protagonist.” The jury also noted that the illustrated map is beautiful in its dated quality and depiction of a unified site design concept, well developed program and section vignettes. There is a simple yet evocative graphic style to the panels, however the renderings do not match the chosen representation vocabulary.