The participatory development of the coastal landscape of Melendugno
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Melendugno - Italy

Financial Resources:

Fondo di Sviluppo e Coesione 2013 – 2017 / Settore aree urbane e città


Landscape / Europroject / Sustainable mobility / Nature park / Public Space / Waterfront / Participatory design / Competition depatment


78.370 m²

Amount Of Work:

4.884.403,00 €


Comune di Melendugno


Urban Planning, Feasibility study, Participatory process with the community and editing of the Preliminary Design Document, Competition Department and Secretary


Geol. Luigi Candido, Arch. Chiara De Pascalis, Arch. Cristina Petrachi, Arch. Elisa Sindaco, Arch. F.Asani, Arch. D. Bochicchio, Arch. G. Briulotta

Press Office:

Babelsound di Matteo Tondo, Ph by Ramona Cervelli


Betterbadgood di Marco Egizi


Dott. Ferdinando Elia, Dott.ssa Adalisa Mancarella

State Of The Project:

Integrated call for tenders

MarineMelendugno is a complex process started by Apulia Region together with Municipality of Melendugno, aiming to develop, requalificate and preserve the coastal landscape of Melendugno. MARGINE organized every step in this process started by showing its expression of interest including a study of urban planning and technical and economic feasibility for the coastal landscape of Melendugno.

What MARGINE proposed is the realisation of an Coastal Landscape Ecomusuem, in order to preserve environmental, architectural, archaeological and urban emergencies of the territory, their connection through a network of waterfronts and nature trails and the increasing of infrastructure services useful for the proper use of the coast. This proposal gained a financing and an experimental activity of participatory design, related to an international design completion, was started. Public events, urban planning tables, and an online vote let all the stakeholders and citizens to specify their needs and desires, and make them the guidelines and advices for designers who took part in the international competition.

All the citizens’ suggestions, as well as the process of urban planning analysis, produced a Preliminary Design Document of the Coastal Landscape of Melendugno, that identifies targets, strategies and qualities of the system of planned actions for the implementation of the Ecomuseum.

22 national and international design groups participated in the design competition, and after choosing the winner design, the Administration announced an integrated call for tenders for the implementation of the winning design.