The spectacular Garibaldi Square in Parma has lately been enhanced with six new benches made from recycled aluminum by ALL+, the color rendering in perfect harmony with the lamps in the style of the square. Two backless benches are located on the side of the City Hall, while from the other four with backrest, two are double-sided so it is possible to admire both the square and the Church of St. Peter.
"The project - says architect Dario Naddeo, head of city's urban design department - has been agreed with the authorities, so it was particularly well-finished, and above all there is a symbolic value in the fact that for each bench were recycled 4,500 cans".
The benches will remain for six months in Garibaldi Square at no cost to the city, which at the end of the semester will decide if to purchase or return them.
This operation was strongly supported by the mayor: "In the three-year plan of investment - noted Mr Pizzarotti - we have allocated € 200,000 each year for urban design, to improve the city's appearance and make the historic center more accessible. This includes the placement of the benches in the squares, in order to enable both citizens and tourists to rest freely reclaiming the public spaces, without having to sit at the bar or on the steps of the monuments".