Paula Banda

Paula Banda

Los Angeles, CA, US


Bridge Park

This studio focuses beyond a single building to include and critique the urban environment, the fabric of the city as well. The studio premise is that cities and buildings are largely shaped by a dynamic flow of inter-related cultural, social, political and economic forces.

This project will encompass a new building for St. Lucia train terminal in Venice, Italy, replacing the existing building that was built after WWII. Strategically located at the entrance of the city, the station along with Piazzale Roma are the main entries to this great city.

Venice’s theme of isolation brings an opportunity to create a connection between neighborhoods through bridging of parks. Since Venice lacks green space, this urban project proposes an inhabitable living bridge that will attempt to connect Venice back to life. As a living transit hub, it will transport all kinds of people - from tourists to locals and even soccer fanatics.

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Status: School Project
Location: Venice, IT
Additional Credits: Peter Kekich