The area is located in the North-West side of the city, which is currently experiencing a phase of great urban and social transformation.
The municipal administration assigns a fundamental role to the Navile district for the creation of new student houses, since the current housing offer is unable to respond to the growing demand from university students: in the 2018/2019 academic year, university students in Bologna have been 24,349, of which 12,015 from outside the region. In addition, the University of Bologna is the first in Europe for the number of Erasmus students, with 3,045 students from international universities.
The new headquarters of the Municipality of Bologna and the Casa della Salute (Health House) are two examples of the new buildings already built and operational in the area.
The new “Student Hotel” - 11 thousand square meters, 400 rooms, underground parking, swimming pool, gym, restaurants and co-working spaces - will be inaugurated in September 2020.
The Municipality of Bologna has already built the road infrastructure and the cogeneration plant. The areas available for new buildings are intended for residential use, subject to building permit. The eligible functions are: residential, hospitality, commercial and tertiary. The percentage of building area attributed to each function can be varied on the basis of a urban planning project.