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Strait Island
Messina

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Although the population on both sides of the Strait – which reaches 250,000 in Messina alone – constitutes Italy’s fifth largest metropolitan area, where geographical and cultural divisions have made cooperation between the Calabrian and Sicilian shores especially difficult. The aim was to devise a new floating island to spearhead joint development in a number of areas, including tourism. Located in the middle of the Strait as a high-speed hub (for passengers and goods) serving both shores, the floating park will be a symbol of unity, a point of attraction of natural and architectural interest, as well as a source of electricity, generated by underwater turbines.

  • Type: 
    Public space

  • Scale: 
    Urban design

  • Status: 
    Concept

  • Client: 
    Università di Messina

  • Budget: 
    -€

  • Team: 
    Antonio Bergamasco

  • Photos: 
    -

  • Year: 
    2008