Invited planning study

Fribourg, is a mid-size European city developing at a fast pace.

The proposed scenario for a sustainable development of the agglomeration envisages a city that is able to work on its own structure preserving its actual footprint.

In contrast with the demand for new residential “additions”, the scenario proposes a process of intensification of density towards the inner structure, relaying on a new definition of relations between built and open space and providing a new set of public and collective spaces.

The strategic use of densification process organizes a new system of centralities able to enhance the life of the neighbourhoods, diversifying the social composition and fostering a new mix of programs. At the same time the densification program enhance a new mobility system deeply grounded in the use of urban railways, “soft mobility” and public transport, dramatically reducing the demand for individual motorized mobility.


  • 2010


  • Fribourg (CH)


  • Agglomération de Fribourg

Project team

  • privilegio-secchi architettura
  • Nicolò Privileggio, Marialessandra Secchi, Matteo Motti, Federica Ponti, Francesco Mariani


  • Antonio Buonsante, Sergio Facchetti


  • Irene Curulli (environment)
  • Luca della Lucia (traffic engeneering)