Venice, Italy | 1991


Rather than see Urban Design in Piazzale Roma as a salvage operation, this project capitalizes upon qualities unique to Venice and already present at the site. We decided to re-examine the urban infrastructure of the site, and to concentrate the architectural operation at the level of its redefinition. The image of Venice has been created as much by Mestre, as by the canals, squares and churches of the museum city. This project sets out to articulate that tension and transition as a real place in Venice today. The character of the place is not to be masked in the effort to artificially mark a "gateway".

Project Info

Finalist International Competition  |  Type: Gateway  |  Structure: Truss Steel Skeleton with Cladding


Project Credits


Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto (in Collaboration with Stan Allen)



Michael Silver, Maki Uchiyama

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