Source: Futura News http://www.futura.news/2017/03/31/mostra-abitare-in-italia-di-urban-center-metropolitano/
|Name||CoHousing Numero Zero|
|Community||Level||Street / Neighborhood|
|Sector||Ecologically sustainable co-housing|
|Year of beginning||2009 (2013 officially in use)|
|People involved||8 Families|
|Who started the initiative (NGO, public administration, association)||CoAbitare Association|
|Type of commons||Porta Palazzo abandoned building|
|Object||CoHousing Numero Zero is a project developed by “CoAbitare” Association in 2009. Its objective is to bring residents closer in order to create a collaborative lifestyle, less individualistic, even if own privacy and spaces are safeguarded. It is a participatory design which takes place every Saturday afternoon. Everyone has precise tasks: bank calls, relations with the municipality or the district associations, research of materials, etc.
The most important purpose is to create a flexible model, which could be doubled in its design phases – from the statute to trading dynamics – and above all as a lasting experience over time.
CoHousing Numero Zero is a small demonstration of how the vision of an eco-city can concretely come to life. It is characterized by a terrace, a garden, common areas and accommodations for 8 families living there, whose members all actively participate in the design and implementation of the project.