The Historic Buriano Bridge
Client: Provincia di Arezzo
The historic Buriano bridge across the Arno has inspired artists and writers for centuries, and its presence within the Regional Reserve of Ponte Buriano and Penna acts to unify the concepts of culture and nature within the park. ASDEA Srl took part in the design competition organized by the Province of Arezzo as lead applicant of a group of professionals. The group placed third in the tender competition to design a bridge and alternative road system to replace the historic Buriano bridge in the province of Arezzo. The tender call included the design of a new bridge connected to the new alternative road system, thus allowing the old bridge to become part of a unique naturalistic route. The contest included the requalification of the space under the bridge along the banks, the unification of the bridge into the nature reserve and tourist areas, placing a new emphasis on the area as a site for slow mobility and sustainable traffic, and the integration and extension of nearby cycling paths.