Performing and Visual Art Center at Porto Marghera
2014-2015 / Porto Marghera, Venezia (VE) – Italy
60.000 sqm that divides Venice industrial zone from garden city of Mestre, the area is full of connection opportunities with roads, rivers, railways and bridges that are equals as a meaning of moving either supplies or people.
Course objective is design an architecture that could be part of the industrial context and a host of arts for the city.
Our proposal is a compact building, with 3 main volumes that emerges from the podium, creating an internal court with openings on specific symbols of the surroundings – the silos, river, bridge and the garden city.
Volumes retain the same origin both on the exterior and interior designs, with a belt of services meant to support multiple environments: laboratories, ateliers, auditoriums and libraries, all of them toghether with a dotted aluminium cladding, to control light both daily and nightly.
Light in fact is the main actor of the building, being delivered specifically and on multiple levels from the rooftop lanterns to the interior.
References: Museo San Telmo, nieto sobejano –
Design by Mauro Moscardini and Matteo Canestrini