Maratea Harbour

LOCATION Maratea, Italy
TYPOLOGY Urban Riqualification
YEAR 2017
STATUS Project completed

Commonly known as the “Pearl of the Tirreno Sea”, the city of Maratea lands on the sea through its historical harbour. The inadequate infrastructure and the degraded landscape, relating both to the current urban plan and to the bay of Policastro, are the underlying elements of the design proposal. Shape and materials reinterpret the context to seize an eye-catching view. The delicacy of the architectural gestures blends natural elements with artificial components. The infrastructure becomes the main focus: the old and the new harbour reconnect in an itinerary that traces ancient pathways, by integrating future and tradition. In other words, an invitation towards discovering a new way of building, endorsing a new partnership between man and nature.