The new waterfront is envisaged as a complex landscape infrastructure incorporating an environmental network not only capable of opening the urban system towards the water, but also towards the city. The waterfront is conceived as a linear park, a promenade which connects the wider area and makes the coast accessible to the public.
The waterfront is designed as a green corridor, not simply as an environmental compensation, but a screen that separates the city from the lake, and creates a filter zone; a more permeable area where nature encounters artificiality, and the environment can be enjoyed unencumbered. Facilities include sports activities, congress centre, technology park and retail units. The sustainable features all contribute to the overall scheme both aesthetically and functionally and make a major contribution to both water recycling and energy savings, utilising both wind chimneys and a series of water basins.