As a vision by definition and foundation, Venice overloads imagination. Even its fragile future, threat by water raise and subsidence, emphasizes its magical appearance.

When looking at distant future, we have a few certainties: sea level will raise and global warming will affect climate. Aqualta is an attempt to describe this scenario: how to protect the city from the sea? What if we consider to build a new edge, a linear city emerging from the water around Venice: a new frame, and a new perspective toward venice to preserve and enjoy the historical city. How does this city looks like? It is a long waterfront stretching all in front of Venice: and if the weather is warmer, why not thinking of it as copacapana, a long beach submerged by tropical vegetation. A vision of a vision: from the old one's will feel like overlooking over the bay of Ipanema; from the new town beaches and houses will have the glorious backdrop of an unseen Venice!

type: vision
place: Venice
team: jds
status: one day
year: 2010-2060
© jds

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