steel and wood towers unify the private balconies, recalling the wooden fishermen’s barracks and the high cranes which mark this side of the Giudecca island. La Giudecca, Venice Picture: Cino Zucchi – Check out TripAdvisor members’ candid photos and videos of La Giudecca. This building is part of a large urban renewal plan on the site of the former Junghans industrial plant on the island of the Giudecca. The general urban scheme.

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The imposed simulated a process of growth or transformation, similar to that of a certain period of the historical city itself, in aspiring to re-establish, or only to suggest, a social, economic and political, hence also urban, complexity. Cino Zucchi, winner of the competition for its development, designed five variations on the theme of housing.

To the north the plan takes up the pattern of the existing fabric, in an intelligent micro-town-planning surgery. Deep loggias of steel and wood reach over the inner courtyard. The urban layout of the project recognizes the presence of two heterogeneous scales: More by Cino Zucchi. In the City Council has initiated the Giudecca Project.

This operation on character is primarily one conducted on the image of the buildings. Found incorrect or incomplete information? To the south on the other hand nothing remains of the previous industrial structure, now replaced by four buildings in a row.

On the new campo, a building alludes graphically to the stone scores of Venetian buildings, while there are continual allusions in the openings, in the cornices and in the deformation of the roofs. A copper canopy re-aligns the walkway and a new passage has been opened through the building to allow for a perpendicular connection between the new public spaces. This building is part of a large urban renewal plan on the site of the former Junghans industrial plant on the island of the Giudecca.

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The new complex is situated at the centre of the island. The directions are clear, and useful especially to the non-Venetian. The D building is a new construction which substitutes an utilitarian building on the corner between fiudecca canals. Apartment Building D, Giudecca. On the one hand it proposes a correction and extension of the urban fabric; and on the other, it emphasizes the search for a particular character for each building, somewhere between environmentalism, townscape and the picturesque.

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Instead it is a slight, elegant and sophisticatedly picturesque view of the modern, immersed in the atmospheres of Venice, in a simulated city. The complex of buildings, in part giydecca occupied and that can today be visited, is the outcome of a competition by invitation announced in by a private enterprise in collaboration with the City of Venezia.

La Giudecca represents the largest individual island in Venice. Next to a brick building stands another brick building; the converted industrial building echoes its original character. Was giudecfa Favorites Mi Guide. The presence of the new buildings is diluted in the network of existing routes, extending and reinforcing it through new openings and connections.

It is certainly no coincidence that precisely these are the buildings allocated to non-Venetian buyers. Rather, it is the reflection of external conditions, of Venetian atmospheres, suggestions, environments.

The traditional plain white stone window corniche of the minor historical Venetian architecture is changed in proportion and transfigured into a graphic motif and the crowning of the perimeter walls hides the gable roof required by the local regulations, reconducting the volume to an abstract image which is doubled by the reflection in the canal waters.

From Piazzale Roma, those arriving in Venice by car should then take the same route. The system of open spaces, of calli, campi and gardens, and the relation between the canals and water, or with green areas the little private gardens suggest an idea of continuing Venetian urban space.

It should act as a beautiful song: An architecture thought in depth, as a structure, has to decompose in a thousand perceptions which have to be reconstructed by another subject, as a different structure, not ours any more. This is not an idea of heterogeneity and contrast of the picturesque derived from the unexpected mixtures of the contemporary metropolis.

Part of the new housing is earmarked for semi-subsidised housing, some of it is for university dormitories, and another part of it for sale. The resistance to urban kitsch, at least in Venice, cannot take the simple forms of structural honesty or adopt fashionable avant-garde attitudes, but forces us to question again the problems of modernity versus permanence and individuality versus the collective artifact of the city.


If Walter Giydecca prophetically understood the complex relationships between high-brow and popular culture in the age of technical reproduction, one wonders about the possibilities of contemporary architecture to employ the resonances of the well-known and the banal without giucecca into the pastiches of commercial architecture which is transforming the whole world into a commodified skin-deep image.

This is only in part the result of that urban strategy which from the s saw movement and heterogeneity as a value to be contrasted with the monotonous uniformity of unvaried projects, and which caused a single project often to be broken down and fragmented among different architects.

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Cino Zucchi – Arquitetura contrastante. – Picture of La Giudecca, Venice

You can ad links, video’s and even use some HTML! It looks onto a piazza that has been refurbished in line with the general architectural giudeccx. The materials and the technical solutions of the building are very traditional and the details of their use reveal the impossibility of an historicist replica.

View from the west side of the G1-G2 building looking onto the Rio Morto. It is very Venetian, yet reminiscent of the lesson learnt from the high density low buildings of British postwar experiments.

A general plan for the whole area an urban improvement scheme was developed from the competition project. The situation is very different to that of the nearby Sacca Fisola, where the public housing estates built after the war look as if they had been lifted from the anonymous suburbs of the mainland Venetian towns of the s, with their little flowerbeds and lawns to protect the buildings.