Is taking Piazzas to Perugia like taking Coals to Newcastle or Owls to Athens?

On the 19th of March 2015 Catiusca Marini – the President of the Region of Umbria – opened the first Piazza of Perugia’s New Monteluce precinct (Nuova Monteluce). This is the first realization stage for BOLLES+WILSON’s masterplan that won the 2006 International competition. This and the student housing and other buildings surrounding second piazza are designed by B+W, later nearby Urban Villas will be realized by young Italian offices. Existing trees, the steep topography and the close proximity to the historic centre of this archetypal hilltown have all impacted on the new urban choreography.

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