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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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. The general urban scheme, implemented on the basis of the results of a closed competition giuecca by the author, acts as a sort of microsurgery within the delicate body of the city with the construction of cibo new urban fabric and the renovation of existing industrial buildings converted to residential use.

It looks onto a piazza that has been refurbished in line with the general architectural plan. Was here Favorites Mi Guide.

At the same time he delivers the brilliant conclusion of a story begun a few decades ago, with the not very distant house on the Zattere, designed by Ignazio Gardella. A copper canopy re-aligns the walkway and giiudecca new passage has been opened through the building to allow for a perpendicular connection between the new public spaces.

In the City Council has initiated the Giudecca Project. China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon–mobile-logo icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram.

If Walter Benjamin 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 falling into the pastiches of commercial architecture which is transforming the whole world into a commodified skin-deep image. The directions are clear, and useful especially to the non-Venetian.


To the south on the other hand nothing remains of the previous industrial structure, now replaced by four buildings in a row. Deep loggias of steel and wood reach over the inner courtyard. View from the northeast. La Giudecca represents the largest individual island in Venice.

G1-G2 residential building, ex Junghans area — CZA

The other long side looks out on the new dock and bends toward the open sea at the end. View from the west side of the G1-G2 building looking giudscca the Rio Morto. The urban layout of the project recognizes the presence of two heterogeneous scales: You can ad links, video’s and even use some HTML!

Cino Zucchi, winner of the competition for its development, designed five variations on the theme of housing. The project acts a sort of “microsurgery” in the former industrial area, including both radical transformations by refurbishment or new construction as well as slight modifications of the existing buildings and open spaces. 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.

This operation on character is primarily one conducted on the image of the buildings. It is certainly no coincidence that precisely these are the buildings allocated to non-Venetian buyers.

Evidently many of the potential buyers applying to the real estate agents who are handling the sale of apartments in some of the new buildings erected on the island of Giudecca in the area formerly occupied by the Junghans factories, are not in fact Venetian.

Cino Zucchi – Picture of La Giudecca, Venice

Giuxecca to a brick building stands another brick building; the converted industrial building echoes its original character. This is not an idea of heterogeneity and contrast of the picturesque derived from the unexpected mixtures of the contemporary metropolis.


It is very Venetian, yet reminiscent of the lesson learnt from the high density low cinl of British postwar experiments. 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. The new square and the new canal, facing the lagoon, offer a hitherto unseen view and give access to a landscape until now little appreciated.

The presence of the new buildings is diluted in the network of existing routes, extending and reinforcing it through new openings and connections. The materials and the technical solutions of the igudecca are very traditional and the details of their use reveal the impossibility of an historicist replica. We prefer you log in when posting a comment.

From Piazzale Roma, those arriving in Venice by car should then take the same route. To the north the plan takes up the pattern of the existing fabric, in an intelligent micro-town-planning surgery.

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The ex-Junghans precinct is thus opened up to the city, creating a new outlook toward the extraordinary landscape of the Laguna. The old industrial structure has icno converted to residential use.

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.

The winner was Cino Zucchi.