Workshop in Venice with UPC Barcelone, TU Delft, KU Leuven and Parson New York within the program Recycling city.


This workshop is the third and final part of a series of research papers entitled Recycling city. The first workshop developed the theme of recycling, urban and territorial management with particular attention to the themes: life cycle, gray energy and inclusion. The second focused on the production of residential fabrics related to the theme of urban recycling. The theme of this third workshop therefore always focuses on the recycling of territories and the city, but it pays particular attention to major environmental and energy infrastructures, as well as to the relationship between productive and industrial areas. urbanized territories. The Venice IUAV organizes these workshops with its postgraduate master in urbanism partners (TU Delft, UPC Barcelona, KU Leuven and Parson New York).


Six groups worked on six different sites in the Venice region. These sites offer very contrasting urban typologies in the diffuse city. The working groups had to produce the same supports, a model of 3m by 3m divided into 9 pieces and a video.


Capo Sile is the study site most related to the lagoon condition, it is a village in the north of the lagoon where agriculture appears in many forms: large plots of cereal crops gained in embankments on the lagoon, production winemaking, aquaculture farms, shellfish farming, dairy ...


The proposal defends a form of retroactive urbanism, it is to restore its natural place to water by stopping pumping water to dry lands now assigned to the extensive grain culture. Thus, it is a question of returning to this place its original conditions. Aquaculture and shellfish farming are much more profitable and sustainable than the intensive cultivation of maize or wheat, highly dependent on the global market and European subsidies. In addition, these hectares returned to the lagoon would certainly have a positive effect on the general hydrology and the aqua alta phenomenon.