Porto Marghera BioDesign School

A cross-disciplinary approach to design & sustainability

Located in the industrial harbour area of the Venice lagoon, the Bio-Design school of Porto Marghera is composed of four departments in direct relation with the industrial, cultural and natural wealth of the site: design, botany, naval design and marine biology.


Investing existing buildings for new uses

The idea is to enhance the great possibilities offered by this remarkable environment by reinvesting two currently abandoned industrial structures of great architectural interest : one is devoted to theory, learning and exhibition while the second is used for the fabrication and experiments workshops.


  • Porto Marghera, Venice Lagoon, Italy


  • 2013


  • University


  • Master 2 Project, ENSAPLV

Design Team

  • Noémie Aureau