The area near the University Campus on Viale Ottavio Mai is one of the areas deemed to be in need of an urban intervention to increase the perception of security.
Viale Ottavio Mai is a kind of no man’s area; it is a neglected area between the newly constructed university campus on one side and the students’ dormitories on the other side.
In the evening, it feels deserted with few people passing by despite its proximity to the city centre and Vanchiglia, a lively district in the daytime and at night. Vanchiglia has overcrowded public spaces at night and growing conflicts between residents and people enjoying the nightlife. Also to create a new aggregative space, the municipality of Turin has taken a proactive decision to intervene in Viale Ottavio Mai and help shape the design and use of this area. The aim is to make Viale Ottavio Mai more lively both during the day and in the evening while creating a sense of belonging in the university community.