Gallery: NEW Italian Eco Development by Foster + Partners


If Foster + Partners get their way, the Italian coastal town of Rimini will be as famous for its magnificent architecture as it is for its beaches. Earlier this month, the world renowned architectural firm unveiled a new development proposal for the Italian seafront to connect the town and waterfront. The project is sure to be a truly impressive attraction for tourists all around, and promises to enhance the green-minded plan of this favorite vacation spot.

The proposal is not limited to a specific building, but is instead a whole development plan comprising of a new seafront promenade that links to Rimini’s existing green boulevards. The scheme will contain a hotel tower that will be located 300 meters into the ocean. A long pear will extend from the hotel to the pedestrian link.

Sounds great, and looks wonderful, as is common for developments of this size, it is being planned to use the latest technologies such as rainwater collection and solar photovoltaics. The development will also seek to establish a long-term environmental strategy for the city.

+ New waterfront designs for Rimini unveiled


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  2. Erik van Lennep August 5, 2008 at 6:59 am

    All those flat roofs in the conceptual drawing, and they didn’t think to green them? What a waste! We are looking at a cumulative footprint approaching half that of the community itself, and this could be greened as habitat, cooling for the buildings and significantly reducing the “heat island” effect of the urban area…saving tons of CO2 and energy along the way. If the masterplan has neglected this obvious opportunity, then it should go back to the drawing board.

  3. IGreenSpot July 20, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    the curvaceous shape kinda remind me of hadid’s design

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