Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.


The island of Sant'Erasmo, or "The Garden of Venice," was once the agricultural center of the Venetian lagoon; however now 1/3 of farmland is abandoned, making it a target for development. To preserve the rural landscape, typologies were defined for the existing buildings for use in future construction. Furthermore, a system was devised to utilize the abandoned farm fields and waterways on the island that will ultimately maintain the historical integrity and ambiance characteristic of the Venetian lagoon.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering