Designed and built in only 15 months, the restructuring of the former Arsenale at La Maddalena, in Sardinia, is a memorable accomplishment. Initiated with the purpose of hosting the 2009 G8 Summit, the scope of work included reclaiming and rebuilding an abandoned and contaminated site of 155 thousand square meters, providing a new series of business and recreational buildings that transformed the area into one of the major nautical hubs of the western Mediterranean; a new port endowed with infrastructure for sailing, tourism, areas for training and conventions. This book presents this extraordinary feat, narrating – through a series of commissioned photographs and critical texts – the collective endeavor of the architects, engineers, developers, technicians, contractors, government officials and the over 1,600 workers that worked round the clock to complete a project dedicated to the rebirth and economic development to an area long marked by its stigma of military occupation.
Text by: Rem Koolhaas, Guido Bertolaso and Stefano Boeri.
225 pages / 24 x 30 cm / English