HOLCIM AWARDS | Islands of possibilities. Venice and the lagoon city

The islands of the Venice lagoon have been abandoned for a long time. The city of Venice absorbs and concentrates tourist flows and economic resources whereas the islands and borderlands are today little known and poorly connected. The islands are being sold to private enterprises and people are progressively losing an inestimable patrimony made of military forts, monasteries, ancient remains.
The project starts from the belief that the landscape is not only an environmental resource but also that it can become an economic resource, a resource to be cultivated. The strategy adopted involves a minimal project of lagoon exploration, characterized by minimal interventions and costs and bringing economic, environmental and social benefits in the long term.