Now it’s Trento’s turn to see it come true with the Le Albere project. A place which returns to life just a few minutes from the centre. The most important renovation of an urban area ever carried out in the Trentino region. The Adige, Italy’s second biggest river, is given new life in Trento. Behind the city’s new face is the hand of a great architect, Renzo Piano. An area of about 11 hectares, 5 of which will become a public park, 30 thousand square metres of offices and shops and over 300 apartments, not to mention the new Museum of Science, the Muse, overlooking the Palazzo delle Albere with its avenues of poplar trees which give the project its name. Over 2,000 underground parking places and 30 thousand square metres of streets and squares. The old is born again in the new in traditional materials, in wood, in greenery, in water. The guiding criteria is sustainability and a unique trigeneration power station will produce all the area’s energy needs. The result is the first telecooling and teleheating system in Trento, maximising energy production and consumption. The whole system has the CasaClima guarantee.
''Le Albere wil have a historic impact on our town”, says Giovanni Pegoretti, president of Castello Sgr, the company which is managing the area’s development through the Fondo Immobiliare Clesio. “I would go so far as to say it’s unique in middling size Italian towns. It’s an excellent example of a profitable collaboration between public and private with the shared aim of giving back a piece of town to Trento completely in harmony with the surrounding area.''
A newly thought city and a new way of living. In the park and near the river, 300 houses designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop according to functional criteria and with technologically advanced ideas, in collaboration with Molteni&C and Dada for the furnishings. In different sizes, from 65 m2 up to 300 m2, the residences are on one or two floors, mostly with double outlook, balconies and terraces, and in some cases with private garden. Large windows, wood for the self supporting façades, local stone for the cladding and paved areas, solar energy panels on all roofing.And for whoever wants to find out first about all of Le Albere’s secrets, the various apartments can be viewed in the showroom overlooking the project site.