Rome, Italy Our Rm: Tiber Quays? Redesign “pecionata”
“The brutality of the intervention on the banks of the Tiber will be mitigated ‘only’ by the color, that is to say ‘patches for a massacre’. The bad ‘makeover’ job is the classic Roman ‘pecionata’ to which we do not intend to get used to ”. Thus in a note Italia Nostra Roma who adds: “The material that constitutes the cobblestones is flint, a hard and very little porous volcanic material, the asphalt, thrown over it, sooner or later will come off and at the first wave of flood it will slide into the river pollution; the use of asphalt is by no means natural in a nation that would tend, in words, to the ecological transition ”.
Italia Nostra Roma continues: “It is not enough to mitigate the aesthetic effect with a compatible color as weakly suggests the Superintendence. The real qualifying job that a capital and its citizens would expect would be to remove the strip of asphalt only resting on the ground (color or non-color always a thickness of asphalt remains). Therefore, redesign the cycle path with eco-sustainable materials that respect the landscape constraints such as cocciopesto (fragments of flint and hydraulic lime mortar), a technique known to all professionals, the refined ones. If designed in the correct way, it could have been possible to obtain an intervention that is compatible from an environmental point of view and not so fiercely attacked on social networks. And if for once the decision makers had the courage to go back to the starting blocks? ”.