Challenge the practice is addressing: This practice addresses the recovered and repurposed Binella sand and gravel pit which has been transformed into a park available to the local community.
Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: The Segrate "Centroparco" project originated from cooperation between Holcim Aggregati Calcestruzzi s.r.l. and the Municipality of Segrate in the context of the Binella sand and gravel quarry recovery project to implement a public initiative for the reuse and utilization of the region. The "Centroparco" project officially began around the year 2000, when a general agreement was signed between the Municipality of Segrate and Holcim Aggregati Calcestruzzi that defined the guidelines for the development of the excavation and the contextual environmental recovery of the quarry area (approximately 50 hectares, 33 hectares of which are lakeside) to obtain the project's final layout. The agreement outlined the transfer of reclaimed regions to the Municipality, which incorporated the urban regeneration project "Centroparco" as a public transformation area in its urban planning tools. To present, the environmental recovery project of the Binella quarry has entailed the handover to the Municipality of Segrate of a substantial amount of the quarry area of around 220,000 square meters, all of which has already been provided for public use. In the near future, the last phase of the project will entail the final transfer of a further 250,000 square meters of already partially utilized land and water for the completion of the "Centroparco."
Expected impact/goal of the practice: The aim of this practice is to transform the pit into a community space.
Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? This practice is for companies in the extractive industry.