Venezia Lifestyle Center
On completion of the Venice Technological Scientific Park (VEGA pst), in 2001, an abandoned, run-down area of about one hectare remained in the triangular site. The ruin of industrial archaeology that occupied it used to be a former fertiliser warehouse. The city council’s intention was to make that area into a ‘technological sound centre’ (City of Music).
After five years the ‘City of Music’ project lapsed and in 2006 the area was assigned to the development company Nova Marghera Spa.
The restructuring of the former fertiliser warehouse (2008-2012) does not alter its shape and reformulates the playful nature of the first design, making it into a meeting centre with service functions in the centre of the areas that the Town Plan allocates to the VEGA pst.
Design and construction 2006-2012 (with Gianluca Ferro and Luigi Scottà)
Client Nova Marghera Spa
Project Manager Maria Giulia Montessori
Structures Studio Favero & Milan: reinforced concrete and metal framing; Plant Studio Diego Danieli: heat pump with geothermal ring using industrial water
Site surface 12.278 mq
Volume 46.116 mc
Open air theatre arena 1.660 mq
Pathways, squares, lawns 5.000 mq
Cost of work 25 mlns euro