New CENTRalities in INdustrial areas as engines for inNOvation and urban transformation

CENTRINNO is a EU Horizon 2020 funded project. It aims to test and demonstrate strategies, approaches and solutions for the regeneration of industrial historic sites as creative, locally productive, and inclusive hubs to:

  • Shape new socio-economic and sustainable identities of industrial historic sites

  • Foster social inclusion through craftsmanship culture and heritage

  • Rethink the way cities govern their material resources

CENTRINNO is based on project-based learning, focusing on the role of heritage and vocational training, including digital fabrication tools and soft skills connected to local challenges and needs, and, at the same time, producing social and environmental impact by adopting the principles of circular economy in new urban transformation processes. Ultimately, CENTRINNO tests and assesses innovative strategies, approaches and solutions for alternative urban regeneration processes in different European sites.

CENTRINNO involves 9 European pilot cities very different in nature and scale. The focus area in some cases is a neighborhood, whereas in other cases is a block or a delimited industrial site, or a single building. Some cities are focused on one type of craftsmanship or material, and others combine several such as fashion, gardening, media production, wood, wool, food, and more. From cities with a population of 2 million people to just 7 thousand inhabitants towns, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Blonduòs, Copenhagen, Geneva, Milan, Paris, Tallinn, and Zagreb.

In the following sections, you will read what's the CENTRINNO vision for industrial historic sites, how the project's approach is connected to five key concepts, and what are the connections between CENTRINNO and the Fab City vision for a new sustainable industrial revolution. Finally, we explain the Fab City Hub concept, core infrastructure for the deployment of the Fab City vision, and key piece of the CENTRINNO project

You may check the latest project's activities and all the resources developed during the research on the CENTRINNO website and the CENTRINNO blog!

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