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BAM!'s Venice CITYVISION Concrete Island Spectacular!

BAM!'s Venice CITYVISION Concrete Island Spectacular!
Courtesy of Venice CITYVISION Competition
Courtesy of Venice CITYVISION Competition

Bottega di Archiettura Metropolitana aka BAM! recently won a Bjarke Ingalls-judged urban design competition for proposing to deal with the Venice, Italy’s rising water problem… with giant concrete bowl islands!

Courtesy of Venice CITYVISION Competition
Courtesy of Venice CITYVISION Competition

Sure, the scheme neither addresses how the existing city should retrofit itself nor does it work out some key technical concerns–how does one move from one bowl to another? what happens when the bowls fill with water?–but with renderings so incredibly beautiful why besmirch oneself with such trivialities?

Read more at FastCo. Design

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Cite: Samuel Jacobson. "BAM!'s Venice CITYVISION Concrete Island Spectacular!" 17 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/162729/bams-venice-cityvision-concrete-island-spectacular/> ISSN 0719-8884
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