The WaltherPark project consists in the creation of a shopping centre, apartments, offices, parks, car parks, a hotel and much more in the centre of Bolzano. This project will bring to life a new and modern mobility system and concept, create variety of infrastructure as well as urban solutions, new bicycle paths, pedestrian and green areas that will replace roads, redevelop the area and establish a new destination point for Bolzano.
This project is located on a 15,000 m2 surface area near the railway station, which for years has been a run-down and little frequented area of Bolzano, will be redeveloped. This project will create new spaces for everyone, extending and expanding Bolzano city centre. Along with the redevelopment of the district, the construction of WaltherPark will also lead to the restoration and rehabilitation of the area.
The multifloored shopping centre will create a special shopping atmosphere. About one hundred new stores representing several international and local brands will provide a unique experience to visitors, so that customers no longer have to travel to Innsbruck, Affi or Verona for shopping. The shopping centre will be accessible from the pedestrian area in the centre of Bolzano or from the underground car park for those arriving by bus or by car. Moreover, 850 new parking spaces both public and private will be built. The proximity to the railway station with its connections is an advantage for those reaching Bolzano by train.
The shops will be located from the first underground floor to the third floor. On the roof of the third floor there will be a rooftop garden which will be the green area and entrance to the apartments.
The four-star superior hotel will include about one hundred rooms and suites and will offer its tourists and guests great accommodation, incredible comfort and elegance in an excellent location: Bolzano city centre.
The project takes into consideration the citizens’ need for green areas. Hence, as part of the project the park near the railway station will be redeveloped and transformed into a green oasis.
In terms of the new mobility concept, particular attention is paid to the road system and to traffic reduction in the city centre. By creating a new underground connection (tunnel) between Via Josef-Mayr-Nusser, the new underground car park of WaltherPark, and the underground car park of Piazza Walther, the traffic in the city centre of Bolzano will be significantly reduced and the pedestrian area will be considerably expanded.