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 resistance to urban kitsch, at least in Venice, cannot cinno 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.

The urban layout of the project recognizes the presence of two heterogeneous scales: The area with the Junghans factory buildings before the redevelopmen.

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Next to a brick building stands another brick building; the converted industrial building echoes its original character. The winner was Cino Zucchi. The presence of the new buildings is diluted in the network of existing routes, extending and reinforcing it through new openings and connections. 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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In the case of the new Judeca Nova complex, this intention is evident in the decision to appoint different architects to develop the urban project. It conveys a sentimental vision of Venice that updates its image, extending it and broadening it, and enriching it with all those linguistic experiments with the modern from which Venice has been largely excluded.

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. 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.

View from the northeast. Beside its specific attributes generated by the very constrained technical and economical reality of subsidised housing, the project is trying to establish a contemporary attitude toward our urban landscape, which treasures the spatial and formal innovations of the Modern Movement without being trapped into its Sachlichkeit moralisms.

This is only in part the result of that urban strategy which from the s saw movement zuxchi heterogeneity as a value to be contrasted with the monotonous uniformity of unvaried projects, and giuecca caused a single project often to be broken down and fragmented among different architects. From Piazzale Roma, those arriving in Venice by car should then take the same route.


The D building is a new construction which substitutes an utilitarian building on the corner between two canals. The five buildings each pursue a particular line of character. Text by Mirko Zardini.

On the island of Giudecca, the abandoned industrial area of the Junghans factory has been turned into a residential neighborhood. View from the west side of the G1-G2 building looking onto the Rio Morto.

Rather, it is the reflection of external conditions, of Venetian atmospheres, suggestions, environments. You can ad links, video’s and even use some HTML!

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.

The traditional plain white stone window corniche of the minor historical Venetian architecture is changed in zhcchi 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. 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 new square and the new canal, facing the lagoon, offer cinl hitherto unseen view and give access to a landscape until now little appreciated. The directions are clear, and useful especially to the non-Venetian.

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

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. The imposed simulated a giudeccca 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 general urban scheme, implemented on the basis of the results of a closed competition won by the author, acts as a sort of microsurgery within the delicate giudscca of the city with the construction of a new urban fabric and the renovation of existing industrial buildings converted to zucchu use.

And naturally it is conducted through the manipulation of a language that alludes to Venetianness, but in a detached manner, filtered through the experiences of Italian architecture of the s and 60s, but also with an eye on Siza and Seven Holl. 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.


Deep loggias of steel and wood reach over the inner courtyard. 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.

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. Apartment Building D, Giudecca. More projects in Venice.

The complex of buildings, in part already 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. Some of the industrial buildings have thus been maintained, cut, and transformed, or substituted by other buildings insisting on the same foundations.

La Giudecca represents the largest individual island in Venice. A giudeccx plan for the whole area an urban improvement scheme was developed from the competition project.

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

This operation on character is primarily one conducted on the image of the buildings. We prefer you log in when posting a comment. The strategy is explicitly stated, and developed with lucidity and intelligence. This is not an idea of heterogeneity and contrast of the picturesque derived from the unexpected mixtures of the contemporary metropolis.

At the same time he delivers the brilliant conclusion of a cink begun a few decades ago, with the not very distant house on the Zattere, designed by Ignazio Gardella. The other long side looks out on the new dock and bends toward giudeccz open sea at the end.

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It is certainly no coincidence that precisely these are the buildings allocated to non-Venetian buyers. The old industrial structure has been converted to residential use. It looks onto a piazza that has been refurbished in line with the general architectural plan. 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.

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