Restoration and environmental requalification of the new Urban Park of Certosa Island

The Municipality of Venice, through the concession of
the island to the company Vento di Venezia, set out a
programme for the restoration and requalification of the
Certosa Island, located in Venice lagoon.
Thetis – in collaboration with arch. Tobia Scarpa – designed
an overall project for the restoration and redevelopment
of existing buildings and for the development of a new
urban park in the island. The project was also aimed at
recovering the environmental and naturalistic context
of the island, developing new services for yachting
activities and promoting conditions for the settlement of
new productive activities in the field of artisanship and
agriculture. In particular, interventions included the creation
of new mooring facilities along the island border, other
infrastructure supporting yachting activities and networks
of underground utilities, as well as the excavation of
canals. The urban park design included the creation of
paths along the island, the definition of the lighting system
and the restoration of building through the elimination of
superfluous or damaged structures.
Past activities settled in Certosa Island (pyrotechnics)
determined a situation of contamination of soils, thus a
plan for the environmental assessment and a remediation
project for contaminated sites were required. In this context,
Thetis performed the Environmental Assessment plan, the
conceptual model of the site, the Risk Assessment Analysis
and the Remediation Project design.

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