Punta Della Dogana

VENICE, VENETO Italy

Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

 

Project Description

LOCATED IN A STRATEGIC POINT FROM WHERE THE CITY INTERACTS WITH THE LAGOON, PUNTA DELLA DOGANA, TRASFORMED IN THE 17TH CENTURY FROM SALT STORAGE INTO ANCIENT MERCANTILE CUSTOMS OF SERENISSIMA, IS A TRINAGULAR SHAPED BUILDING, LIKE THE PROW OF A SHIP, WHICH IS DOMINATED BY AN IMPOSING SCULPTURAL GROUP: A BRONZE SPHERE HELD BY TWO STATUES OF ATLAS AND TOPPED BY LADY LUCK WHO ROTATES IN THE DIRECTION OF THE WIND.

IN 2009, THE FORMER CUSTOMS HOUSE, UNDER THE INSTRUCTION OF THE FRANÇOIS PINAULT FOUNDATION, WAS THE SUBJECT OF A NEW TRANSFORMATION. THE PROJECT PATRONISED BY TADAO ANDO, PRESERVES THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECTURE, YET RECONFIGURES THE SPACE TO CONVERT IT INTO A CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE. THE MODULATION OF NATURAL LIGHT AND THE ORIGINALITY OF THE EXTERIOR WALLS MADE FROM BRICKS AND STONE FROM ISTRIA ARE ENHANCED BY THE REPLACEMENT OF WOODEN FRAMED WINDOWS WITH THERMALLY BROKEN 'EBE 65' IN PAINTED GALVANIZED STEEL, SUITABLE FOR SUPPORTING LARGE GLAZED DOORS ON THE GROUND FLOOR AND THE ARCHED WINDOWS ON THE UPPER FLOOR.

THE NEW WINDOWS AND DOORS, MAKE THE SPACE BRIGHTER AND ENSURE AN ENHANCED THERMAL AND ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE, AS IS NEEDED FOR AN EXHIBITION SPACE OF THIS TYPE.

 

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Punta Della Dogana
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    TADAO ANDO ARCHITECT - SECCO SISTEMI DOORS AND WINDOWS BUILDERS - DUE ESSE Srl LABORATORY
 
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Specified Products

SECCO SISTEMI EBE 65

EBE 65 ENCOMPASSES THE FULL SECCO SISTEMI TECHNOLOGY AND OFFERS THE MAXIMUM OF FLEXIBILITY OF CHOICE. HIGH PERFORMANCE CONTENT, UNLIMITED ARCHITECTURAL VARIATIONS, LARGE DIMENSIONS, DURABLE, SPECIFIC AESTHETIC CARE AND ANTI-THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM MAKE THE EBE65 SYSTEM THE PERFECT CHOICE TO COMPLEMENT ANY ARCHITECTURE.

 
 

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