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First Parklet of Bologna

Placemaking Event


From 30 September 2020 to 31 July 2021


Bologna (Italy)


13 January 2021



As a placemaking activity of A Visionary Place, City Space Architecture designed and implemented a parklet in front of its operational headquarters in the Porto-Saragozza neighbourhood. A parklet is a public space, for non-profit purposes and open to all, it can be used for free for events and initiatives for the neighbourhood.

As a a new community landmark, the parklet can host cultural events and promote community engagement while creating cross-disciplinary learning spaces, engaging an intergenerational audience and different social groups, with special attention to the elderly and young people.  


This parklet is the first-ever parklet built in the city of Bologna.

The opening took place on October 4,2020, on the occasion of the feast of St. Petronius, the city's patron saint.

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If you want to learn more about the parklet and all its cultural and engaging potentials, contact:

Curator: Luisa Bravo / luisa.bravo@cityspacearchitecture.org


Luisa Bravo and Giulia Gualtieri, City Space Architecture

Diverse groups from Porto-Saragozza neighbourhood and the city of Bologna, depending on the activities developed on the site, which welcomed about 10 people per activity.