VEN | Re - Creation Center in Venice
“Beauty can't wait!”
June 2016 - HONORABLE MENION
FROM THE JURY: This project was commended by its high degree of playfulness, a circus-like set of elements provide a temporal functional in contrast to the more static stone buildings. There is a strong focus on ephemerality; newer buildings are made out of lighter materials. Clearly explicit is a scaffolding aesthetic which enforces the ephemeral character of the overall intervention. The introduction of dynamic elements pulls people from the beach into the complex and vice-versa. The raised passageways open into unexpected places in the buildings.
The direct opposition of shapes, colors, and materials generates a half-city, a temporary Sophroniathat will be dismantled anytime soon, but in the meanwhile it is an invitation to pleasure and joy.