River Park project of Biella
Andrea Polidori, Francesco Lamarmora, Gigi Spina, Giovanni Vachino and Giovanni
landscapes are not yet gardens, but it is only by selecting and composing
their elements and materials that gardens are made natural places
become gardens when they are shaped with our hands and woven with our dreams.
(Ch. Moore, The poetry of Gardens)
Introduction As part of the Campaign " Together for the Landscape" , promoted
by the Observatory for the Environmental and Cultural Heritage of Biella,
the Pistoletto Foundation has contributed in recent months to the reopening
of the debate over the future of the area along the River Cervo, which separates
the district of Chiavazza from the city of Biella. This part of the town
is home to buildings of important architectural and cultural interest such
as Arch. Giuseppe Pagano's Pettinature Riunite, the Michelangelo Pistoletto's
Cittadellarte, and the Sella Foundation and these have drawn attention to
the area, encouraging the idea of a riverside park.