Procuratie Vecchie

After half a millennium, the Procuratie Vecchie reopen in Piazza San Marco, with an architectural project by David Chipperfield

Restoration & Refurbishment
  • Venice, Italy
  • Institutional & Public Buildings, Restoration & Refurbishment
  • Completed: 2022

€35M

Total investment

11.250

mq

Highlights

  • Building extension 150 m
  • Intervention area 11.250 sqm
  • Architects: David Chipperfield Architects

Description

Conservative restoration of the monumental 12-century palace of the Procuratie Vecchie, located in the very heart of Venice, in Piazza San Marco.
The intervention repairs, reunifies and adapts the sixteenth-century structure and its complex successive modifications while integrating them with a series of new interventions to create a more coherent whole. The affected an area of 11.250 sqm, and involved the static consolidation of the existing structures. On the ground floor containment tanks were designed to protect the building against high tides and purification tanks were built. The technological systems in all the areas of the palace have been completely renovated, while the conservative restoration of the ornamental structures of considerable value was also carried out.

 

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Rizzani de Eccher Sacaim

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