With increasing tourist population and flooding, the need for change in the existing landscape of Venice is higher than ever. ‘Lagoon Ecosystems’ look into the scope of using modular floating elements to support a new ecology within the lagoons of Venice. The different modules incorporate energy harvesting, agriculture and waste management techniques to form a self-sufficient ecology that contribute to the different types of users around it. Collectively these modules become capable of supporting different types of land uses from open spaces for the public to agricultural farmlands and even closed underwater dwellings. The capability of easy management and organization of these modules show scope for deployment and set up during times of national emergencies in the form of bridging elements and isolation spaces.

Lagoon Ecosystems is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master in Advanced Architecture 01 2019/20 by Students: Ashfaq Ahmed Fazil and Roshin Anthoora Valappil