Drawing the city of the future, departing from the green, is not just an accessory element, but a strategic asset for a new model of development, imprinted on the sustainability: this is the horizon of Giardino Italia, the innovative project launched by Geo Spa, the company which has started the management of Padova Exhibition Center with a relaunched program. The project which represents the first step of the program “Padova Smart City” starts getting formed: during Flormart 2017 it will be presented the new permanent park for the first time, signed by the Architect Giorgio Strappazzon from VS Associati with the scientific coordination of Dr. Carlo Calore from Padova Botanic Garden, which is the most ancient botanical garden in the world, today heritage of UNESCO. It is a park realized by the excellence of the Italian horticultural production; the first step supposes the interaction of 10, among companies and production areas, all of them will carry out an area of Giardino Italia, coordinating the space with the most significant products of their supply. The companies and the production areas were selected to represent the Italian biodiversity, starting from the northern regions and arriving to the Mediterranean areas.
Till today have joined to inititatives: Vivaio Aumenta (Latina), Vivai Capitanio (Bari), Piante Faro (Catania), Giorgio Tesi Group (Pistoia), Vivai Imperatore (Caserta), Giardini Mati (Pistoia), Distretto Florovivaistico Alto Lombardo, Piante e Fiori d’Italia, ANVE with ‘Giardino di Giorgio’.
They decided to participate in this challenge: to transform the Exhibition Center of Padua into the greenest exhibition district of Europe, creating an outdoor park in the city which will be at the same time a permanent showcase of the excellence of the Italian horticulture in a city which hosts in its exhibition area about 1 000 000 visitors every year and it is found just 20 kilometers from Venice.