Venezia, Università Iuav, ex cotonificio veneziano
September 28th > October 11th, 2013
Manchester, Manchester School of Architecture
Manchester School of Art, Benzie Building Atrium (Level 1 Gallery)
March 7th > March 28th, 2014
Granada, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos
April 10th > May 8th, 2014
The HAULuP exhibition presents projects for the Arsenale of Venice developed during a two-week workshop for the Erasmus Intensive Programme entitled “Heritage and Architecture of Urban Landscape under Production”.
The international workshop is coordinated by the University Iuav of Venice, in partnership with Manchester School of Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of the University of Granada.
The Programme is under the aegis of the Municipality of Venice and with the cooperation of the Soprintendenza ai Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici di Venezia e Laguna, of the Italian Navy, Magistrato alle Acque, Consorzio Venezia Nuova, Company Arsenale, CNR and Thetis.
The Old Shipyard, known as the Arsenale, is a place of great cultural and architectural value, as well as of vital importance for the transformation of the city of Venice.
In particular, the design proposals address problems relating to the redevelopment of a building complex within a water landscape with high historical and cultural interest. A spatial frame marked both by redundant industrial processes and by historic uses has left unresolved spaces in the city of Venice that nevertheless hold significant potential.
The program for the design process was founded on an examination of the highly important transformation of the area that has taken place over the last thirty years through projects and interventions.
Those interstitial spaces and buildings of the Arsenale still to be refurbished were the subject of the study and the re-use projects. They variously had relationships to the city, to the lagoon landscape, to those parts occupied by the Navy, spaces and activities of the Magistrato alle Acque, Municipality of Venice, La Biennale, and finally to the other research and manufacturing organisations that are housed in and around the Arsenale basins.