8 April 1998

Supervisor: M. Montuori | IUAV, School of Architecture, University of Venice

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The project area is pheripherical and located in the west part of the city center; in the area there is a prevalence of abandoned port facilities, some recently built public housebuildings for low incomers and two hystorical buildings (oratorio dei Mendicoli with its church and belltower). Consequently in the area there are different social needs and uses. Moreover the Faculty of Architecture moved in this area, bringing new uses and needs.
The project aims to be an intermodal point between hystorical city, port and lagoon, connecting physically and socially the different settlements. The new building aims to be a cultural center, a social condenser to bridge university and citizens, revitalizing the area.