Dezeen promotion: entries are now open for architects and designers to submit ideas for reviving a forgotten island in the Venetian Lagoon by transforming it into a university campus (+ slideshow).
Organised by Young Architects Competitions (YAC), the ideas competition is asking entrants to develop a proposal for transforming Poveglia Island, located between Venice and Lido, which has been abandoned for the past 50 years.
Poveglia has no connection to the mainland and is covered in thick vegetation making cultivation difficult. The Italian Government has recently focused on ways to use the island, which is why the location was chosen for the competition.
“Poveglia Island was once a flourishing place but then it was gradually abandoned,” said the organisers. “Since the battle of Chioggia, people started to move from the Island leaving it in a dreadful situation.”
Read the Full Story HERE >>>> Source: DeZeen Call for entries to University Island competition 2016