STRATI DI VENEZIA
The concept of this design is to engage people on several levels as they enter or leave the city. The gateway is designed to unfold and reveal its many layers as you approach its location. From afar, there is sculptural lookout tower marking the entry. As you approach in a moving vehicle, you will enter an abstract sculptural space designed around water. On the ground level, you will discover a unique central water feature and a unique bridge which seems to float above the surface. You can gaze down into the cascading water into the deep canal below or climb the spiral stairway up the lookout tower. Viewers can gaze upon the bell tower of Venice through a strategically placed telescope.