Federico Celia, Andrea De Lorenzo, Daniel Mc Manus, Filippo Vendrame

Planning approach.The research developed on the holdings theme highlights the peculiar charateristics of the first industrial zone of Marghera: this is composed by a multitude of “hortus conclusus” isolated by the urban context, often inaccessible due to the intrinsic structure and the activity that are usually developed in this areas, which have not ever had the need (or the will) to communicate with the city. However it is possible to encounter a natural capacity of establishment opposing the previous consideration in some small re-cycled manufacts, or better re-invented by artits, architects and designers, etc. whose works aimed to re-think the built giving to it a new role.


As future architects we firmly belive that the holdings theme should not be meant only in a legislative way but also it has to be considered in his more various aspects, that in our case have a strong social component.


The holdings, for us, shold not be intended entirelly as an “architectonic quality of the built” (certainly this is one of the most important components because it allowed us to maintain alive the memory of the place), but also as an opportunity of reuse of the preexisting manufacts and of the not builded areas with the aim of selecting the various blocks and introduce them with the more wide context of the near Marghera and Mestre.

Analysis of the territory


How can Marghera grow up? Thinking for 2025

How can Marghera grow up? Thinking for 2100

Project area / Masterplan 1_1000

Re-use / paths / surfaces / park system


Detonating projects

Deepening projects

Re-use / paths / water management / park system

Urban metabolism / Urban market / Cycle of urban organic waste / Machine park

Project atmospheres



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