Milo De Luca - Reoccupying Venice
New Venice prioritises the city‘s urgent residential requirements, rather than satisfying it‘s commercial interests.
Venice is a city in increasing physical and social ruin. Flooding and tourism have severely damaged the city‘s integrity, whilst its politicians and UNESCO have exacerbated issues through policies of preservation. Scrutinising the present lives of Venetians uncovers their underlying needs, expressing a requirement for improvement and a prioritisation of residential social activity and amenity spaces, above the celebration of the city‘s decadent deterioration of the existing ancient architecture. Residents need a new intervention, able to impose their ideal city vision. This improved housing for modern living and social activity spaces reactivates a decaying sense of community.