Vanishing Venice – Campo Reinterpretation through Adaptive Re-use

The thesis is proposing a new methodology to reinterpret the function of campo in Venice by 2100. It aims to re-link the campo back to history and adapt to the rise of sea level. Campo is the origin of Venice and the heart of the neighborhood. It is an open, irregularly shaped paved space surrounded by buildings and canal. Each campo is a self-sustain community and they form the origin of Venice. Over-tourism has destroyed the social life of the community. It changes the function of the campo over years. Along with the threats of the rising sea level, instead of safeguarding the levee of Venice, it provides an opportunity to reinterpret the symbiosis of the spaces above, underneath the sea and the in-between limits. As a result, it provides a rebirth to the vanishing city.