Friday, February 11, 2011

Civic Center

Civic Center, Corea quarter, LivornoThe new Civic Center in the “Corea” quarter of Livorno opened last year. The roomy and bright building houses several decentralized municipal offices and a media library.Civic Center, Corea quarter, LivornoA long balcony on the eastern side of the building offers a vantage point over the quickly changing neighborhood.Old buildings, Corea quarter, LivornoThe old council houses of the densely populated neighborhood are being gradually walled up and torn down, to make room for more modern public housings.

15 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

A promise in the making.


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Farmchick said...

Really a beautiful new structure, but still sad to see the old one unused.

Jack said...

It has nice, clean lines, VP. I hope it is well received by the people of Livorno.

Luis Gomez said...

VP, looks like a very nice building although it is a pity to lose the old parts of town.

Randy said...

I agree with Farmchick. They should restore the old one instead of building new ones. Nice lines in the new building.

Small City Scenes said...

The older building are really beautiful and the new---all glass and metal. I suppose more modern but just not as classic. MB

cieldequimper said...

Not too bad modern architecture but I'm with all those who say that old can be modernised...

mammadeglialieni said...

acci che bello, questo non lo sapevo, speriamo che i livornesi ne abbiano cura e non venga poi lasciato andare come troppe volte succede!
peccato demolire i vecchi palazzi, è come cancellare una parte storica di livorno.

Dina said...

From your shots the new building looks sleek and nice.

Gunn said...

Stylish!
Love the lines, all the light and space.
- Have a nice weekend!

Traveling Hawk said...

It should be interesting to visit that media library!

joo said...

Simple and elegant.

JM said...

Both perspectives are fantastic, VP! Is there any chance the old buildings are spared and restored?

Francisca said...

I can't add new to what's been said. No need to discard the old, but can't say no to the new either. It boils down to design excellence. I like what you've shown us of the new civic centre.

Steffe said...

I think I prefer the old style of architecture, but sometimes you have go modern.