Partnership for architectural design: NO-STOP STUDIO Architetti Associati
Charateristics and aims of the project
The purpose of Marina of Portoferraio project is to create a multifunctional touristic and recreational complex. The plan includes the construction of a pedestrian walkway connecting all areas, such as: sailing sports center, a seaside resort, a mall, a wellness center, housing, ect. Moreover in order to keep the port area lively all year round, the complex will function as a shopping centre for specialized equipment, sportswear, sailing and sports gear, foodstuff and basic necessities.
The marina is designed to host about 900 boats and its design includes buildings for 25.600 m².
According to this working frame several important goals were achieved:
- the separation of the port basin from the river flow allowing for an improved navigability of the basin itself, for better mooring conditions and in order to avoid the formation of a mouth bar on the channel;
- the independence of the marina’s water level from river high or low water level;
- the location of the port mouth on suitable sea floor and away from breaking sea.
The construction design includes a 750 m long primary breakwater for large boats mooring, a 150 long secondary breakwater for large and medium boats mooring and the existing dock extension equipped with floating pontoons for medium and small boats mooring.
Water surface: 195.000 m²
Berths: 708 (from II to XV class)
Seabed: -3.00m to -8.00m
Quay structure: Artificial reef, Sheet pile