The main goal is to convert Villa Salus, an ex abandoned hospital, to an innovative place focused on three pillars: Wellbeing, Welfare and Welcoming. Salus Space operates towards the social, cultural and economic inclusion for migrants, refugees, people beneficiaries of housing-transition, students, families, workers and in general the whole citizen. Salus Space will be:
-socially, economically, financially and environmentally sustainable
-accessible because it’s open to the whole citizen, to vulnerable social groups and not only that.
-incubator of numerous services and opportunities: theatres, craftsmanship’s laboratories, a restaurant, a co-working place, vegetable gardens and gardens, formation’s room, environments and cultural activities.
-social because it is connected to the territory, both virtually and physically thanks to the synergies with a number of activities scattered spread over the territory.
Salus Space will be composed by a residential building in which will be 80 beds divided in about 25 apartments and a hostel with 12 beds; a so-called “greenhouse building” divided in theatre, a restaurant and three craftsmanship’s laboratories; the ex Hyperbaric-room that will serve as conference room, a place for co-working and rooms for training courses; outside there will be vegetable gardens.
Programme: U.I.A. (Urban Innovative Actions)
Overall Goals: identify new solutions that face themes related to the urban sustainable development.
Themes: urban poverty, integration and social inclusion for migrants and refugees, energetic transition, development of new jobs and knowledge of the local economy.
Donor: European Union
Project duration: 3 years, 1st august 2017 – 31st july 2020 (extended to 31st october 2020)
Lead: Municipality of Bologna
Partner: ASP Città di Bologna, IRS, OpenGroup Soc. Coop., ICIE, Antoniano onlus, Camelot, Cantieri Meticci, Società Dolce, EtaBeta, CIOFS FP Emilia Romagna, Microfinanza srl, CEFAL Emilia Romagna, CSAPSA, ACLI Bologna, UNIBO