What's new in LISBON

ROCK VISION is developed using Lisbon's distinctive multicultural features to foster collaborative, participatory and innovative cultural initiatives by mapping and promoting innovative re-use of historic buildings, cultural equipment, and unused spaces with high cultural potential. The aims are to attract new talents of the creative industries, develop ICT infrastructure to promote synergies and create programmes to bridge generational gaps to strengthen the interested sites.

DEMONSTRATOR SITES Lisbon City Council has several ongoing projects in the ROCK demonstration area, activated under the PACTO "Partnership for Development and Territorial Cohesion for the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon". The linkage with the river Tagus is also a key asset. In the last decade a comprehensive recovery strategy started for the integration of new spaces, adapted to culture and leisure, 'Valuing what identifies Lisbon in the global context: the Tagus river, light, geography, and natural and built heritage'. The specific sites of intervention are

  1. Olisipo Archaeological area in Santa Maria Maior District (From Cais do Sodré to Castelo de São Jorge);
  2. Tagus River;
  3. Beato zone (Marvila).


What's new in SKOPJE

The ROCK VISION will transform the historic area that compraises medieval fortress into a knowledge, culture and technology-driven hub. The golas are to promote creative and ICT-supported spatial practices in public spaces by bringing different stakeholders together in creative collaborative living labs, and develop innovative working and business models based on collaborative and sustainable economy.

DEMONSTRATOR SITES: The area involved in the project interests a high significance protected site of cultural heritage including the city fortress, the Old Bazaar, many buildings and monuments, a vibrant open air green market, a residential area, a commercial space, a cultural center, the faculties of the four Universities and a complex of museums in the former Jewish neighbourhood of Skopje. The City sow a remarkable urban change in the last sixty years that created a unique collage of urban fragments from different periods reflecting the multicultural social fabric of the local community. The specific sites of intervention are:

  1. The Old Bazaar area;
  2. ‘Skopje Jewish quarter’;
  3. Skopje Medieval fortress.


What's new in BOLOGNA

The ROCK VISION will transform the University area in the historical city-centre (Zamboni SCCD) into a Sustainable Cultural and Creative District (Zamboni SCCD) by improving safety, mitigating social conflicts, attracting visitors and tourists, entrepreneurs and private investments. The aim is to develop co-designed cultural (“multidimensional regeneration: space and time of the city”) and sustainable initiatives (green mobility, living labs) in this area; to increase pedestrian flows and slow mobility with new cultural routes; enhance porticoes as a unique spatial.

DEMONSTRATOR SITES:by adopting Local Adaptation Plan (BlueAP project) to address a sustainable growth, the city of Bologna translated its political commitment into action. A special attention is given to the historic city center where the project focuses. The specific sites of intervention are:
1. Bologna porticoes;
2. University & municipal libraries;
3. the main Theatre and Piazza Verdi;
4. Zamboni District’s Museums (including: 11 University Museums and 5 Civic Museums + 2 Cultural production systems ; Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna; Conservatory of Music Giovanni Battista Martini);
5. Historic city public spaces (Network of squares, courtyards, and inbetween spaces);
6. D’Accursio Palace, Modernissimo Underpass.