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Cannaregio Town Square, Peter Eisenman 1978 / Venice, Italy
Until humans can walk through walls the City of Artificial Excavation Tour Group can only approximate the projected plan lines that it follows. Adjustments must be made and annotated on souvenir maps. The tour of Cannaregio Town Square proves particularly challenging, exacerbated by the dead ends, un-crossable canals and locked gates that form the city of Venice. (28th Aug. 2012, Venice) CannaregioTown Square, which manipulates Corbusier’s Venice Hospital plan, represents a second order logic of trace overlaid onto site. The relationship to site is one of repetition, index and juxtaposition.
Peter Eisenman, Cannaregio Town Square rendered plan
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