Venice is the center of constant flows and connections on water that cause high levels of congestion and limit the accessibility of the center. Every day the insular city must sustain around 90,000 visitors, roughly double its current number of residents. The arrivals are concentrated in an area that includes the train station, the Santa Lucia station, the Tronchetto and Piazzale Roma.
These movements need to be managed and facilitated. Therefore it is fundamental for the future of the historic center that the system of terminals is capable of absorbing and directing the pedestrian flows as well as facilitating the interchange between the different modes of transport.
At the same time the improvement of the accessibility can be improved by making a diversification of the accesses to the city, strengthening of external terminals (Tessera, S. Basilio), setting upstream outside the historical center, the different users flows.
The project focused on an integrated and complementary planning in the terminal areas, through the reorganization of functions and flows and proposing simple design solutions to improve the accessibility, the permeability and use of public spaces.
How can the Venice terminals absorb and manage the flows and respond to different needs of the visitors? What is the role of urban design in improving the accessibility of the historic city?
Smart mobility solutions for the Venice Terminal area