The object of the intervention was the rehabilitation and recovery of an abandoned, former industrial area with an area of approximately 116,000 m2, converting it to urban use. This objective was achieved by creating a multiplicity of new buildings, a new city park, the new neighborhood roads, a new pedestrian square and the necessary plant infrastructures at the service of the new building.
The buildings built include: the Science Museum of Trento (MUSE), the Central Library of the University of Trento (BUC), 18,000 m2 of office space, 9,000 m2 of commercial space, 304 residential units, two floors of underground parking, for a total gross urban area of approximately 97,600 m2. In addition to the basic systems, all buildings are equipped with a home automation system, a district heating system and a district cooling system. The energy necessary for the activities of the new district is partly supplied directly by the Sun and the Earth, thanks to the photovoltaic systems installed on the roofs of the buildings and the geothermal probes installed in the ground.
The new city park has an area of approximately 43,200 m2 and is made up of lawn areas, planted areas, water channels, children's play area and paved walkways. The maintenance of the grassy surfaces in good condition is also obtained thanks to an automated irrigation system fed by a specially built well.
The Museum and the Library have LEED Gold certification. The residences are certified in class B of the CasaClima standard. The entire new district, called "Le Albere", received the "Cubo d'Oro 2013" award from the CasaClima Agency with this motivation: "The redevelopment of an abandoned industrial area leads to the birth of a modern district with a high level of architectural quality and low energy consumption: a past that has become the future. "