Venice Biennale 2016
June 11th, 2016
As part of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale Reporting FromThe Front, La Biennale has commissioned a special exhibition looking at the transformation of post-industrial urban waterfronts. This is in the context of the future regeneration of Venice’s industrial port on the mainland shore of the lagoon, which is around three times the size of the historic city of Venice.
Curated by Stefano Recalcati, from the Polytecnico di Milano and Arup’s masterplanning group in Milan, the exhibition titled – Reporting from Marghera and Other Waterfronts – presents a series of case-studies in urban transformation. The featured cities include “renowned waterfronts” – Baltimore; Barcelona; Boston; Genoa; London; Marseilles; and Sydney, as well as “emerging waterfront cities” – Hamburg; Oslo; Santander; and Dublin where the John’s work on the docklands transformation is featured.