suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
vero.SCHARF (veronica SCHARF): The question for the studio was to re-formulate a water edge infrastructure in Sunny Isles, Florida where a historical fishing pier was slated for demoliton. Where it had to define the scope of the intervention and different time based scenarios of urban development. The proposal connected the city to the water by creating a dynamic field that infiltrates the urban fabric; the design intention was to make two realms in some form accessible and continuous; that acknowledges the existing conditions of the site and allows for unpredictable outcomes to emerge.
Also to embrace the historical importance and the unique natural elements of the site which was an important role for the decision of the program; a fish market and Thalassic therapy center for the city of Sunny Isles which provides an infrastructure that allows for the public to come enjoy the waterfront, both inland and on the water, while creating density and urbanity along the waterfront.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
vS: Instructors: Eric Goldemberg + Shahin Vassigh + Alfredo Andia + Camilo Rosales
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
vS: The Aesthetics of Disappearance by Paul Virilio and very random music.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
vS: Zaha Hadid Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, MONAD architects . . .