Boardwalk Apartments

Situated on the south side of Giudecca Island in the Venetian Lagoon, this housing complex rises out of the water like the wood piles on which Venice is built. The project follows the form of the existing canal, creating a public facade toward the Giudecca waterfront but letting the private functions face the lagoon.

The circulation consists of a dock level and a boardwalk level that are connected at hinge points between the housing segments. The main piazza is at the head of the project, surrounded by various shops and restaurants and a vaporetto stop.