This second installment of the 2G competition proposes developing the Venice Lagoon Park project in order to rehabilitate the urban idea of the lagoon as a complex network of communications and settlements, through a hypothetical re-colonization of the territory of the lagoon, the decentralization and atomization of a programme of uses, and the rehabilitation of the idea of the lagoon as an urban constellation necessarily integrated in its natural environment.
For us, it means redeveloping the urban constellation (one life, one living space), in brackish middle.
The project defines the location of aqueous exchanges and the place of human exchanges. In order to emphasis their qualities.
The water level increases. We have to think in a long term about the moving of those different places and their qualities.
Different situations appear in regard with the lagoon. New variety of human uses and of vegetal colonization escapes.
The land is being enlarged by the moving brackish middle environment.
Therefore a new threshold space is emerging (the one of indecision, a needed room to adjust human settlements with regards with the climate evolution).
How to ?: - Opening North/South routes and dikes = aquatic transportation takes over terrestrial transportation
Shifting back the main collecting canal from seven kilometers inlands in order to offer time to look ahead the water level increases and to constitute the new constellation within the threshold space.
We play with the existing potential of canal and channels in order to create a communication network shared by diversity of those threshold spaces. Inlands canals are being connected with lower channels by interconnecting stations. We generate, or make a start on emerging lands, throw the all profoundness of this margin, from the most advanced near the see to the most remote in lands of the lagoon new territories. In this constitution, the east to west infrastructures, roads, dikes and canals, being over elevated from the average level, offer supports for filling in the first lands rising up.
Inventoried existing structures (roads, dikes, canals) are being completed by punctual architectural interventions (prototypes). Those prototypes are aimed to foresee the formation of the future « out of water » platforms. They will be the occasion to draw original relationships between the divers living conditions. We work out doorsteps witch are readable contact spaces between lagoon estates (actual and to come). As principal acting areas (urban parks?), they become the frae of the anticipation project.