Città Universitaria Poveglia
Team: Matías Salas
Location: Venice, Italy
Type of Project: Contest - Concept- Bachelor Thesis
Professor: Rodrigo Aguilar + Pablo Montecinos
About the Proposal
Proposal for the YAC Poveglia Contest for a master plan for the island of Poveglia. The proposal aims considers a University Campus composed by 3 Faculties according to the history and tradition of Venice and Poveglia: Architecture + Trade + Agriculture.
The Island is reorganized as follows: North Island: designed as a Public Park + Students Accomodations, taking as starting point the current existing forest there and the recuperation of the historical agricultural traces, from the middle of XX Century;
The Main Island is proposed as a the “University Citadel”, a place for Faculties and equipment, designed following the historical complex where the old hospital took place. Finally the defense Octagon is projected as a Memorial to the history of Poveglia.
New Programs are hosted under a natural slope, that extends the nature and creates a new facades towards the lagoon, following the border tradition of Venice. At the same time the gesture provides social encounter spaces and an extraordinary lookout over the lagoon.