Carlo Scarpa’s Campground in Fusina Venice, Italy

The modernization of Venice has proofed to be difficult in many aspect introducing car access must be understood as a bad idea. One alternative is the Fusina park and ride (vaporetto) station at Fusina.

Fusina, Venice is the site of the original Brenta river mouth into the lagoon coming into the lagoon south of the industrial harbor of Mestre. Fusina is conceived to be a inter-modal gateway to Venice a regular public ferry line (F) commutes to San Marco in only 20 minutes every hour.

Exploring the Gateway the campground came into site, the entry pavilion created curiosity and a closer look revealed a comprehensively designed campsite by Carlo Scarpa. Some elements were quite well maintained.

Published by: paradoXcity

Jorg Sieweke practices as a licensed landscape architect and urban designer in Berlin. Since 2009, he directs the design-research initiative paradoXcity. In 2020 he started a position as Associate Professor to conceive and conduct a new master program in "Landscape architecture for global sustainability" at Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU), located at the Oslo Fjord. Before he held professorships at University of Virginia and was Visiting Professor at RWTH Aachen and HCU Hamburg in Germany. In 2015 he was resident fellow at Villa Massimo - the German Academy in Rome. ParadoXcity challenges convention of practice in landscape architecture to establish its own trajectory of a landscape & urbanism. With his PhD. (2015) he interrogates the implicit knowledge production in the design process.

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