Work: Speculative: Venice Lagoon Urban Park
This investigation sets out to re-inscribe how the denizen orients their self with the resultant world around them. The departure for this investigation begins with the urban park. The ‘well-oriented’ lagoon will use data and architecture to transform a living experience. This experience can be changed to adapt to the denizen on a ‘real-time’ basis. Through orienting the urban park, visitor’s center, and the prototype, not only to its physical context, but through Information, these elements will position their self as an eccentric site, not just a place, but a constant event that will transmute the local and the visitor’s sense of place, location, and focus.
The ‘well-oriented lagoon” challenges the notion that the lagoon is simply man-made environments fundamental defense and reaction to history and growth. An effective re-reading of this notion may have as much to do with the ‘recalibration’ of centers and peripheries along with experimenting with ‘other’ sources of orientation.
Although this investigation begins with a park which can exist in a possible state of myopia the visitor’s center and tourism prototype can either become myopic in their orientation and operations around the lagoon or begin to challenge these parameters all together. This will happen through the design of an ‘operating system’ that grows with the lagoon. This urban park, visitors center, and prototype can be recalibrated to include overlooked elements of the lagoons life; the cultural interests, ideals, habits, and activities, this in turn can dictate new sites, territories, and ideological demarcations of opportunities. This urban park combined with residents of the lagoon and tourist will become the hub that determines, promotes, and authenticates a specific orientation.