The new large Bertalia-Lazzaretto sector, under construction in the north-west area of the city, is part of a larger plan aimed at transforming Bologna into the “City of Knowledge”, creating new infrastructures and services for culture, research, innovation. Once completed, the Lazzaretto sector will see the construction of 2,000 new homes, as well as new spaces for the University, offices, shops and public spaces. Some residential lots and part of the University Campus have been already completed in the south-east area (near via Terracini). The new university buildings (light brown in the picture) will provide the area with approximately 25,000 square meters for classrooms, laboratories, student residences and student services, which will integrate the other university buildings already present in via Terracini.
In the area are located many greenfield lots to be developed. The lot 1, here presented, is located in the south-east area and can host about 16,000 sq.m for residential, student and senior housing.