The architecture and landscape design of the 325 hectars of the island of Sant’Erasmo in the Venice lagoon represents a built example of a strategy focused on the integration of a strong analytical work, where the introduction of contemporary signs, involves the re-generation of the landscape in the respect of the culture of the place.
Suspended between land and sea, the landscape of the project is the lagoon of Venice.
Impoverished of the role it had within the broader system of the Venice lagoon (it was for century the vegetable garden of the Venice lagoon), but rich of cultural capital, the island was to be preserved and reinvented through a net of infrastructures and nodes of acupuncture interventions: accessibility (docks), nets (streets, canals and systems), gateways (terminals), technological buildings together with parks, public spaces, monumental and technological buildings.
The work of mapping involved different scales to build what we define ‘the map of potentialities’ which guided the project of puncual physical interventions as in a process of acupuncture.
Our design binds together existing and potential open programs to be activated by the inhabitants of the island and the lagoon in the aim of promoting a low resolution tourism through art, sports, camping, special tourism, wineries, fishing ponds.
Progetto e direzione artistica: C+S Associati: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
Collaboratori: Davide Testi, Barbara Acciari, Eva Horno Rosas, Daniele Della Valle, Alessandro Stefanoni, Andrea Tenuta_C+S ASSOCIATI
Progetto generale, strutture e impianti: Alberto Scotti con Guido Fiorini, Technital S.p.A.
Impresa esecutrice: Consorzio Bocca di Lido
Committente: Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia, Regione del Veneto, Comune di Venezia
Ente attuatore: Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia tramite il Consorzio Venezia Nuova
Cronologia: 2001 – 2004_progettazione e realizzazione
Località: Isola di Sant’Erasmo, Venezia