AGRITURISM - CAVALLINO TREPORTI
+ Martina Libová
Project deals with development of agrotourism in the coastal area near Venice. The site is located on the mainland, near vaporetto station Punta Sabbioni, 40 minutes by boat from the city of Venice. This position provides direct access to Venice, while staying in an agricultural area surrounded by lagoons.
We created several places with different and unique character in the area. Poplar alley lines the boundary, orchard enclosed by the existing hedge provides intimate atmosphere, and observation point communicates with the surrounding and uses the potential of adjacent land (military bunker as a monument in the landscape).
In the vicinity of existing buildings was designed an object with 6 double rooms and communal living-room as a meeting point. This area is closed by 4 objects, wooden cabins, with the same form but other function – two apartments, workshop and cattle shed. Visitor has an opportunity to directly participate in farm work – work in the field, educate himself in sheep farming, participate in the production of cheese and other animal or plant products.
This space between the buildings does not have an agricultural character. Central axis was disrupted by creating two grassed hills. The entire central space has a relaxing character corresponding with the overall concept of romantic landscape.
New buildings have wooden structure and are designed considering passive technologies. These technologies are based on form of the objects. Buildings are able to collect and recycle huge amount of rainwater thanks to the butterfly roof. This shape also provides passive ventilation, passive heating and cooling – use of thermal mass… all proposed technologies are based on thorough climatic analysis.