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Varese [IT]



Associations and social entities and solidarity:  Nonsolopane Varese, San Luigi social cooperative; Totem Onlus Social Cooperative; Pane Sant'Antonio association - House of Charity; Belforte Oratory; Film studio 90; cortisone; Legambiente Varese


Consultants and project partners:

Project manager: Marco Zanini;

Reuse: Re-Sign benefit company srl, Ethical Management Economics Planning: Merian Research;

Sustainability Strategy: Economy and Sustainability;

Feasibility scheme and Business Plan: Kfield Comunicazione srl;

Environmental legislation: ArsAmbiente Comunicazione: Ideificio srl;

Culture area planning: arch. Marco Guadagnuolo; Marco Verdi;

Study of energy requirements: Cooperativa èNostra;

Landscape: arch. landscape architect Luigi Serio



In our proposal, the civic slaughterhouse becomes MEX: a regeneration and mending project through a practical experimentation of urgent issues that we think can find space in the city of Varese: recovery and reuse, food, environment and well-being, culture, attention to social issues and creation of work in particular for non-professional young people. These themes intertwine to give shape to a hybrid space that sees the incremental and conservative reuse project as a strategy that will lead Varese to be a city towards a circular economy. A space that sees its propulsion in the development of sustainable and green work, its glue in the social sphere and its attraction in culture and the environmental proposal. MEX wants to be a new way of experiencing the city of Varese, a collaborative and sustainable district, that transforms public space and people's well-being. From a place of treatment and transformation of the raw material to that of reuse and transformation of the secondary material. A new circular piece in the mosaic of the urban landscape.

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