Contrary to the Vele described in Gomorra or the Zen district in Palermo, this neighbourhood was born to be a virtuous model of autonomous city destined to an affluent population looking for a new living space far from the chaos of the city.

Designed in the 1970s by Kenzo Tange and Urtec should have been a new model of city surrounded by greenery. An idea, an utopia that shattered already in the development phase with a series of changes to the projects and to the intended purposes. The district, even before the completion of the construction, has become a place to unload the worst of the city, to be then completely forgotten.

Librino, social marginalisation | Università degli Studi di Catania | Catania

Al contrario delle Vele raccontate in Gomorra o del quartiere Zen di Palermo, questo quartiere era nato come modello virtuoso di città autonoma destinata ad una popolazione abbiente e in cerca di un nuovo spazio abitativo al di fuori del caos cittadino.

Progettato negli anni ’70 da Kenzo Tange e Urtec doveva essere un modello di nuova città immersa nel verde. Un’idea, un’utopia, infrantasi già in fase di realizzazione con una serie di modifiche ai progetti e alle destinazioni d’uso. Il quartiere ancor prima del compimento dei lavori è divenuto un luogo dove scaricare il peggio della città per poi dimenticarsene.


Librino, marginalità sociale | Università degli Studi di Catania | Catania


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