New use for an aqueduct from the Fascist period
For many years, the former pumping station of the Spinadello Aqueduct has been inactive. Today, the place is part of a project of urban regeneration. Immersed in a natural park, it is supposed to become a visiting centre.
The origins of the project go back to the exhibition Totally Lost held in September 2016, which transformed the former pumping station into a site of cultural activity. This was a chance to show the value and potential of the space, by involving the local community actively and offering activities such as excursions, birdwatching etc.
Today, the aim is to promote new uses of the building and the surroundings of the natural park, a real oasis. Many topics interwine: flora, fauna, architectural heritage from the 20th century, industrial archaeology, as well as remains of the Roman period.
The project is promoted by the cultural association Spazi Indecisi in collaboration with the cooperative Casa del Cuculo, the Municipality of Forlimpopoli, Unica Reti Spa (owner of the area) and the Municipality of Meldola. Also involved are the following associations: I Meandri, Savignano Immagini Association and ATRIUM. Moreover, excursionist organisations, such as Boschi Romagnoli, Quota 900, the scout group of Forlimpopoli and the Technical Institute Saffi Alberti are also involved.
Read more on the project's website.