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Title: venice did not survive with us… - Code: L3A9G2
Contest: Venice / 2011
By: K. Chung Shiu Lun

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BJARKE INGELS7
NERI OXMAN7
ELENA MANFERDINI3
MARIA LUDOVICA TRAMONTIN4
BOSTJAN VUGA1


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venice did not survive with us…


Venice is facing the problem of sinking into the sea. If it really happens, Venice will be vanished off without leaving anything behind. The heritage will also disappear with the land. What we can do, is to set up a museum and to tell the future generations that Venice once existed. However, is it the most that we can do with it?

The project is based on the fact that Venice is sinking due to the ground water table being extracted. There has been a theory that the water table is like a balloon. We can let the air get out, and most importantly, we can also fill it with air. Thus the architecture proposed has a form that relates the land and the seaside. In order to deal with the non-uniform surface of the land, a tripod structure is being developed.

The proposed structures are located right above the important ancient buildings in Venice for two reasons. Protect and exhibit. People getting to the museum will actually see the present situation of the heritage- being flooded by water. People can also easily monitor the situation of the heritage.

It helps us to learn from Venice, to protect and even rebuild Venice. Venice is a world museum that is going to revive again.

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Title: venice did not survive with us…

Time: 6 giugno 2011
Category: Venice
Views: 2268 Likes: 0

Tags: Current sea level rise , Groundwater , Italy , K. Chung Shiu Lun , Scripps Institution of Oceanography , Travel and Tourism , Veneto , Venice , Water table