Key Themes

A Postindustrial Garden

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EN Marghera’s Garden City was developed in the 20’s as a residential area for the workers of the industrial port. Alongside via Fratelli Bandiera was established a group of industries capable to be compared, both dimensionally and for construction techniques, with the residential area. The progressive abandonment of the industrial areas has led to a condition of degradation transforming via Fratelli Bandiera in an insurmountable barrier between a problematic but lively urban centre, and a collection of small and medium-sized buildings without any relationship with each other.

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Urban Archaeology

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EN The presence of exceptional artifacts, both for scale and location, allows to imagine a recovery of the industrial areas carried out by rethinking the existing structures. The great industrial cathedrals, now in ruins, own an hidden potential not only with regard to the functional recovery but also for their urban scale. Through a process of cleaning and replacement of the minor urban fabric it may be possible to shift from the defined and fenced industrial plants to a connective tissue, capable of providing public spaces for the community.

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The Gateway to Venice

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EN The area currently occupied by the Petroleum Industry is part of a comprehensive project aimed at redesigning and expanding the green spaces alongside the lagoon front. The realization of the San Giuliano Park and the recovery of Forte Marghera have been an impulse for the extension of urban green spaces in an area that represents the gateway to Venice. The area, through the redesign of the docks and the connection to Mestre, can be an opportunity to reflect on a new access to Venice no longer provided by railway or road but rediscovering the original water route.

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