in Orbetello

SPIRITI AFFINI

Project by: Lauren Reichelt, Katherine Sincebaugh, Elinor Traudt

As the population of Orbetello grew, the residents embraced their ability to adopt the fishing culture. Like all cases, it is human nature to let our needs come before the needs of the environment. Through our research, we’ve come to an understanding that the toxic ecology of the water, wind, and geography have a direct relationship with the traditional foods and ingredients native to the Orbetello area.

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The above images show the intention of the fluid forms representing the interaction and blending of various programs that will be infiltrating the site.

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The intention of bringing the water into the site is the driving factor around our programming.  By having the water move throughout the site via canals or use of flooding, allows for a larger relationship to be experimented between nature and people.  The water begins to shape spaces and where moments of tension are created.  The upper portion of the site contains spaces of cultural interaction whereas moving down, the central axis of the site is disturbed by the large circular body of water.  The lower portion of the site begins to blend heavy infrastructure of fish farming and water maintenance with pools and various leisure activities.  The various systems of culture and infrastructure begin to work together to blend the boundaries between man and nature.

The exploration of the interaction between the fish farming, water research center and the leisure pools.

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A Vertical intervention of public green space, that juxtaposes existing systems with the hybridization of infrastructure, material, and nature.

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Singular unit for market structure. Porous wall allows for vertical plant growth and interior sections allow for temporary storage of produce and fish.

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