Urban recovery project which involves the redevelopment of some buildings of historical and architectural value located in the Biumo Inferiore district, in the eastern quadrant of the city of Varese, in a semi-central position. The intervention aims to increase the supply of public and social housing services, triggering a process of regeneration of the district through an offer of urban and proximity services, paired with an action to strengthen urban infrastructures (the so-called "public green system"), in accordance to the policy of community centres and to the strategic projects for territorial development.
The project provides for the redevelopment of some buildings of historical and architectural value, located in the semi-central area of Varese, in the Biumo Inferiore district. The intervention on the buildings will allow for the restoration of the architectural quality of an underused historical heritage in a partial state of abandonment; the aim is to promote a different perception of the context, highlighting its potential from the point of view of housing quality and of the ability to generate virtuous mixtures between residential functions and services, as well as between different types of users. The intervention on the courtyard buildings aims to improve the use and perception of a valuable example of Lombard architecture, promoting a contemporary and innovative collective use which pays particular attention to the common open spaces and ground floors.
The planned interventions also concern open spaces and green areas, in particular the redevelopment of the Garden of Via Arconati adjacent to the Compendio Cagna, bordering Via Cairoli, today an underused green space.
The project involves the recovery of several buildings of historical and architectural value inserted in the central urban context of Biumo Inferiore, a semi-central district of Varese (population 80,799), capital of the province of the same name (population 890,090), eighth city in the Lombardy Region (population 10,008,349). by resident population. Varese, also known as the Garden City due to the numerous parks located in its territory, is part of the Campo dei Fiori Regional Park and of the Strategic Cities Network (Rete delle Città Strategiche – RECS). City of art and culture, Varese is full of villas and castles, many built by the Borromeo family and other aristocratic families who had settled here over the centuries. Its territory is crossed by numerous waterways and overlooks Lake Varese. The buildings affected by the redevelopment intervention are located near the historic centre, along Via Cairoli, near Via Carcano, an important road which crosses the city from north to south and is connected to the eastern ring road of Varese (SS 342 Briantea), and with the national motorway infrastructure.
The railway stations, including the international one for Switzerland (also undergoing redevelopment), are a 5-minute walk from the area, while the historic city centre (Piazza Beccaria) is 750 m away from the property (10 minute walk). Private vehicular accessibility is quite easy, with a good supply of public transports. The A-8 motorway (Milan-Varese) is located about 10 km from the property, and connects the city with the Lombard capital in 50 minutes. Milan-Malpensa International Airport (2nd airport in Italy for passenger traffic) is located 39 km away from the city.