An integrated action programme to revitalize an abandoned mountain village
Cadarese is a hamlet in the municipality of Premia, in the Antigorio Valley, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. Being almost completely abandoned, it had all the requirements for participation in the call for tender promoted by the Piedmont Region, within the framework of PSR (Programma di Sviluppo Rurale – Rural Development Program) 2007-2013 (Measure 322 Action B). The objective of the tender was the selection of a limited number of mountain villages for economic resources allocation, earmarked for integrated intervention programs for fostering their socio-economic revitalization. In the vicinity of the hamlet, the Municipality of Premia has recently developed a 10.000 sq.m. spa, with the aim of enhancing the presence of mineral waters. Besides, it intended to underpin the touristic satellite activities of the spa, through proposals fostering the local valuable environmental components and socio-economic resources. KCity was entrusted to test the original idea by developing multi-stage planning, starting from the idea in principle, through the preliminary design, up to its completion.