The city walls of AscianoAsciano (Si)

The project, approved in 2008 by the Town Council and Fine arts Superintendent, divided into 4 lots, consisted in the restoration of the gate and the curtain wall down to the Vallesi tower, the landscaping of the area outside the wall and the linking the town center to the car park in ‘via delle Fonti’ through a series of pedestrian paths.

Photography & Project by Spira Srl Photography & Project by Spira Srl

The first of which, running along the northern perimeter, composed of straight ramps interspersed with landings, while the second develops sinuously along the slope, interrupted by areas equipped with benches facing, alternatively, the walls and the ‘Campo della Peschiera’ meadow.

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The landscaping, inspired by the character of the traditional rural-urban belt, created a rustic meadow, with "islands" of herbaceous flowering plants counterpointing, near the paths and rest areas, plantations of flowering shrubs and small trees (field maple, crab apple and Judas tree).

Photography & Project by Spira Srl Photography & Project by Spira Srl

Additional Info

Abstract:
Asciano, in the heart of the Crete Senesi, still conserves, on the western edge of its medieval nucleus, a long stretch of its fourteenth century wall, that for the major part was demolished following the mid-nineteenth century. It includes the Porta Senese (or de 'Bianchi), the only survivor of the originally five town gates and three of the many watchtowers that adorned the perimeter wall, which Cosimo I “clipped” after his conquest of Siena (1555).
Servives rendered:
Construction documentation, Site Supervision and Site Safety Coordination
Date:
2011
Client:
Asciano Town Council
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