redevelopment of the urban seafront
promoter: OM Palermo
plant, structure and supervisor: ing. Enrico Petralia
Western Sicily Seaport System Authority: PM Salvatore Acquista
contractor: Ingegneria Costruzioni Colombrita
photo: Serena Eller Vainicher
elements inspired by the sea
According to Studio Provenzano Architetti Associati, “the redevelopment project of the Sant’Erasmo marina aimed at expanding the public space and urban seafront as required by Palermo’s seaport authority. President Pasqualino Monti strongly wanted this intervention completed in 2019.
The intervention was classified as a zero-volume intervention. The new volume replaces the old one reducing the impact.
The Sant’Erasmo marina is considered a city port where people can go for pleasure. All the project elements are inspired by the sea. A kiosk, a restaurant lounge bar, and a small building intended for cultural activities define the purpose of this area.”
connection between the historic centre and the suburbs
Provenzano continued: “the intervention aims at simplifying the architectural shapes and reducing the materials used, using only local ones like plaster, Billemi stone, and wood.
This redevelopment intervention was conceived to connect the city centre with the suburbs, which deserves to be redeveloped.”