The strategic objective of the Masterplan of the National Technological and Archeological Park of the Colline Metallifere has very few precedents, insofar as the conceptual project is geared not so much towards the conservation of a few isolated remains, but to the development and promotion of a large-scale area, with a history of mining and metal-working spanning many centuries. Thus, conservation is extended to an assortment of many different objects: extraction and smelting sites, quarries, inhabited sites, transportation and storage facilities, slag heaps etc. From wide-ranging surveys of mining and metallurgical remains in the Colline area, there emerge all the features of originality and innovation of the Technological and Archeological Park, which was set up in 2002. First, its interdisciplinary nature, linked to a multiple supply of attractive elements, ranging from Etruscan and medieval archeology to industrial archeology, the natural and environmental heritage, the historical and architectural heritage and the landscape. It was drawn up as a tool designed to achieve both cultural and economic goals. While heritage protection remains an inalienable objective, the Masterplan does not hesitate to explore the opportunities for development, via innovative enhancement and reuse of the industrial heritage.
Project by Massimo Preite, Riccardo Francovich
Contributors Andrea Bardi, Leonardo Brogioni, Hubert Corsi, Luisa Dallai, Alessandro Fabbrizzi, Gabriella Maciocco, Sabrina Martinozzi, Massimo Preite, Giampaolo Romagnoli