An area of 66 hectares
in the heart of Trieste
Trieste occupies a strategic location in the heart of Europe, linking the sea routes and the core Baltic-Adriatic and Mediterranean TEN-T network corridors.
The Porto Vecchio is now Porto Vivo
Porto Vivo is the redevelopment and urban regeneration project of Trieste's Porto Vecchio, one of the most important examples of maritime industrial archaeology in the Mediterranean.
Covering an area of over 66 hectares (more than 163 acres), it includes 5 piers and 35 large buildings, hangars and warehouses located just a stone's throw from the city centre.
The Ursus Consortium
The Consortium was created from the need to set up a structure dedicated to overseeing the transformation, enhancement and management of the Porto Vecchio area over time, with work carried out both in the urban and port areas.
One of the most important examples of maritime industrial archaeology in the Mediterranean.
Porto Vivo: the numbers
Projects already underway
- A museum and scientific/cultural area
- A range of technological infrastructure and service networks
- A congress centre and several exhibition and museum areas
- The Museum of the Sea, designed by the architect Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra.
Interventions financed and in the planning/tender process
- A Monumental Park
- The completion of the infrastructural networks and the Viale Monumentale
- Metropolitan cable car
- Citadel of sport
Large buildings, hangars and warehouses
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The Consortium is born from the need to establish a structure dedicated to taking care of the transformation, enhancement and management over time of the Porto Vecchio area, with interventions both in the urban and port areas.
The Consortium is born from the need to establish a structure dedicated to taking care of the transformation, enhancement and management over time of the Porto Vecchio area, with interventions both in the urban and port areas. The Consortium for the enhancement of the Old Port “URSUS” (Urban Sustainable System) is a public economic body that was created following the approval of the program agreement for the redevelopment and development of the Old Port of Trieste, signed by the presidents of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Massimiliano Fedriga, the mayor of Trieste Roberto Dipiazza and the president of the Port System Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea Zeno D’Agostino.
Its purposes are to promote the urban redevelopment of the areas of the Porto Vecchio of Trieste, the care of the activities relating to the respective real estate assets and the formulation of enhancement proposals aimed at granting the areas and properties falling within the maritime state property, in order to to give a new meaning to areas which, over the last 30 years, have progressively lost their function, nevertheless presenting an extraordinary opportunity to intervene in some sensitive areas of the city.
Porto vivo is a three-generational urban regeneration project, aimed at children, grownups and older people
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