Venice – Marghera (VE), Italy
2014 - ongoing
Amount of works
The industrial area of Porto Marghera is a production area that, deeply marked by the crisis of the 1980s, presents itself as an unsolved Venetian territory. To manage the redevelopment process, the Municipality of Venice adopted a specific urban planning tool aimed at: integrating the industrial centre into the urban fabric, its spatial reorganisation, the creation of optimal conditions for the establishment of new entrepreneurial initiatives and the promotion of functional interventions for the upgrading and strengthening of the infrastructural system.
Within the purposes and in the broader rehabilitation work that involved the new MOF and the city market, falls the work of the realisation of a New Swimming Pool in an area that looks like the sum of “urban voids”, genuine physical and psychological barriers to the development of city life.
The aim, therefore, is to transform a simple road network connecting one place to another in the territory, into an urban space with a public vocation. The new swimming facility will house a main pool for activities related to water polo and swimming, both at competitive and amateur level, a secondary pool for fitness courses and aquatic activities for children, as well as all the necessary service spaces, including a gym.