When looking at a not so distant future, we have a few certainties: sea level will raise and global warming will affect climate. Aqualta is an attempt to describe this scenario: how to protect the city from the sea? What if we consider to build a new edge, a linear city emerging from the water around Venice: a new frame, and a new perspective toward Venice to preserve and enjoy the historical city. How does this city looks like? It is a long waterfront stretching in front of Venice: and if the weather is warmer, why not thinking of it as the Italian Copacapana, a long beach submerged by tropical vegetation. A vision of a vision: the old Venice overlooking over the bay of Ipanema; from the new town beaches and houses will have the glorious backdrop of an unseen Venice!
|Size||Client||Moleskine||Status||Exhibited on Venice Biennale 2010, Completion 2010|
|Location||Venice, Italy, Distant future||Team||JDS|
|Creative Authorship||Julien De Smedt||Project Leader||Federico Pedrini, Francisco Villeda||Project Team|