Mantua – great idea The green lung of the entire city required by the Palazzi administration, funded with i funds The strategic plan for major cultural heritage projects Ministry of Cultural Heritage and ActivitiesDesigned by Landscape Architecture Studio AG&P Greenscape Milano and provided Mantua environment.
It’s a new one Bless you It was opened this afternoon by the mayor Matthias Palaces In front of 3,000 people attending the event, which saw, in addition to the mayor, the interventions of Gabriele Barocca, Supervisor of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscapes of Cremona, Mantua and Lodi, Emanuele Bortolotti of AG&P Greenscape and Giorgio Grossi of Ecology of Mantua.
Palazzo Te and the park area of about 80,000 square meters are UNESCO heritage. The history of the place and the exceptional stratification of the historical and cultural monuments deposited there ranging from the various phases of the Gonzaga period, to the Austrian period, Napoleonic, Renaissance, post-unification, and the twentieth century to the present day, was the focus of the project’s interest.
“An act that changes the city and gives it a different European spirit. – announces Palazzi – Now with all the other construction sites, there is still a lot of work to be done in Mantua.
Beyond Historical References The garden project took into account the needs of contemporary Mantua and its inhabitants, With their legitimate demand for open spaces that are equipped, safe and delightful – says Emmanuel Bortolotti, founder of AG&P Greenscape. This translated into a significant urban planning analysis of the city and surrounding areas of the project area, to design and celebrate a unique place from a cultural point of view through the park, in tune with the rhythms and practices of the modern city.”
The criteria that guided the project are as follows: to create a garden that celebrates the place and the traces of the centuries; Create a system of paths and viewpoints that enhance and blend the constellation of mega-functional emergencies eg Reducing the external presence such as playgrounds, parking lots, and roads that witness a large presence of vehicles by hiding them with green spaces; Create a garden in
Harmony with the rhythms and practices of Mantua, the contemporary city. Intended for socializing and relaxing, but also a “healthy garden” Where residents find equipment and spaces to move around and stay healthy in the midst of nature, even in the evening hours; Create a flexible garden, inserted into the context of the surrounding landscape, full of tall trees and the opportunity for ecological comfort through agricultural and botanical choices, space design and building materials.
The design of the garden is related to the shape of the palace and the plan of the other gardens surrounding it. At the same time it is inspired by the symbol of the circle that characterizes Mantegna’s painting of the “Camera degli sposi” and from the frescoes of Giulio Romano in Palazzo Te, from the exedra and from the gardens of Piazza Lega Lombarda.
In this sense 16 themed green islands That surround the large central lawn looking up to the sky like open-air green rooms, reinforcing and reinforcing the cultural identity of the place. The project is unforgettable along Compensating the area around Palazzo Te from the “shocks” that radically transformed the urban and social environment surrounding it in the last century. The challenge was to create the hinge between the archaeological area and the city, Matchmaking
An equipped urban garden profession, with the need to organize the space in a way consistent with the cultural value of the building.
The result is a liveable, contemporary public space, capable of effectively but respectfully integrating the needs of the different populations that pass through and live in it (children, elderly people, students, athletes, etc.). Specifically, thanks to the creation of 16 circular tree rooms each marked by a specific use: playground, chess, outdoor classrooms, gymnastics spaces, all held together by re-proposing the circular course of the former racecourse, the memory of the equestrian activities dear to the Gonzaga family, It has been converted into a public park and sports activities.
A series of water jets crosses the garden in a transverse direction, which evokes the presence of water around the ancient island of Isola del Te, but also achieves that striking effect typical of a late Renaissance water park. This element also becomes a space for interaction, play and cool off for both adults and children during the hot Mantova summer.
In addition to the cultural and social value of the park aspect of sustainability. In fact, the entire tree system is designed to mitigate the heat island and absorb carbon dioxide. Environmental impact: 274 new trees planted (Carpinus betulus, Quercus ilex, Platanus x acerifolia, Quercus robur Pyramalis x bimundorum, Celtis Australis), 1400m of hedges (6 species), 620m2 of shrubs (40 species) and 955m2 of . meters of rose gardens (5 types) in addition to 48,000 square meters of lawn, which will contribute significantly to improving the urban environment, mitigating heat island, enhancing biodiversity, soil permeability (the perimeter ring and most paths will be drained) and rebalancing the relationship between shade and sun exposure .
Curiosities about Barco T
Tigli Forest: Te Palace rises on the island of Te, or Teto, and its name is linked to the ancient presence on Tigli Forest Island.
Garden plants beginning of the nineteenth century: 10,000
Garden plants end of the nineteenth century: 2548
Parco Tea today: It covers an area of 80,000 square meters and is a UNESCO heritage park.
The park in numbers number:
• 16 green islands
• 4 themed gardens (herbs, hydrangeas, aromatics and perennials)
• 49 security cameras connected to the local police control center
• 140 lighting units
• 6 fountains, each with 5 water features
• 40 bicycle holders
• 30 baskets
• 96 seats along the perimeter of the park
• 213 Chair of Luxembourg
• 2 areas for dogs
• 4 drinking fountains
Environmental impact and biodiversitywas planted:
• 274 new trees (Carpinus betulus, Quercus ilex, Platanus x acerifolia, Quercus robur
Hermialis x Piemondorum, Celtis australis)
• 1400 meters of hedges (6 types)
• 620 square meters of shrubs (40 varieties)
• 955 square meters of rose gardens (5 varieties)
• 48,000 square meters of lawn
Which will contribute significantly to improving the urban environment and mitigating the effects of the island
heat, biodiversity preference, soil permeability, and rebalancing the relationship between shade and
Location genius: the water. The original ingenious location of Palazzo Te, which has completely disappeared and is now the protagonist once again, is water. A series of water jets traverses the park in a transverse direction, evoking the presence of water around the ancient Isola del Te, but also providing the effect of wonder typical of a late Renaissance water park. This element also becomes a space for interaction, play and calming down for both adults and children.
During the hot summer in Mantua.
16 New Tree Rings: The tree rings made up of oak trees and hornbeams are arranged on the inner straight edges of the circle. Starting with the pictorial stamps developed by Mantegna in the Camera degli Sposi and taken up by Giulio Romano in the Sala dei Giganti, the project aims to reproduce the plants of the “16 green rooms” a protective effect that suggests the enveloping shape of the open circular space but in contact with the infinity of the sky. Each tree ring is designed for a specific use: playground, chess, outdoor classrooms, spaces for culture, gymnastics, all held together by re-proposing the circular course of the former racetrack, a memory of the equestrian activities dear to the Gonzaga family. It has been converted into a public park
2 new exdras: The new design of the park not only highlights a new landscape
on the Esedra of Palazzo Te, but increases its influence thanks to the construction of two new ones “Green Isidras” It is made of columnar plants, Quercus piramidalis, which repeat the size of the columns of the 17th century. The plants are located at the eastern and western ends of the garden, and generate a spatial containment effect similar to that produced by the architectural exedra within the garden of Palazzo Te. These spaces can also be designated for large events or for other uses such as
Example “winter skiing” etc..
Te Palace in history
1500 About La Stella: Francesco II built the first building, an “acting” stable for breeding competition horses.
1524 Sincere idleness: Giulio Romano Federico II, son of Francesco II and Isabella d’Este, decided to transform the stable into a real villa for rest and “sincere idleness”.
1628 Labyrinth: Duke Vincenzo I improved the exterior of the palace. Access to the island was via a long bridge, which was then followed by the enclosed stables courtyard. Then the landscape elements typical of a theme park appear, primarily a labyrinth. There were green spaces, wooded patches, trails, and ponds designed for the activities
Hunting and walking games.
1707 Barracks: When Ferdinando Carlo, the last of the Gonzagas, fled Mantua in 1707 and the Duchy was directly seized by the Emperor of Austria, Palazzo Te went through a long period of decline that led to its conversion into a military barracks.
1750 Around the park open to all: With the advent of Maria Theresa, Tei Palace and its island were designated as a monument to be preserved. At the same time, the island was opened for the first time to the public: although the villa has been perfectly restored for the residences of royalty, the garden has been redesigned as a public park, aiming to combine decency with social utility. Eagles: At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the architect Giovanni Antolini erected two “eagles” gates placed on the edge of the garden surrounding the villa and planted a large number of trees.
1876: Ten years after the annexation of Mantua to the Kingdom of Italy, the commune bought the Palazzo Tei from the state, and signed the ban on the cultivation of the adjoining meadows, which should always remain used for public promenades with the roads regularly maintained.
2008 UNESCO: The green area of the so-called Te Gardens should be one with the palace, as reaffirmed by UNESCO, which in 2008 listed it in the vicinity of the protected area as a World Heritage Site within the site “Mantua and Sabionita”.
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