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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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. Found incorrect or incomplete information?

G1-G2 residential building, ex Junghans area

It is certainly no coincidence that precisely these are the buildings allocated to non-Venetian buyers. On the island of Giudecca, the abandoned industrial area of the Junghans factory has been zhcchi into a residential neighborhood.

The winner was Gikdecca Zucchi. 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. 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.

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.

This, then, is the crux of the operation.

Giudecca in Venice | Cino Zucchi Architetti | Archello

From the airport you need only reach Piazzale Roma, and then board the same line of vaporetti. 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.


A general plan for the whole area an urban improvement scheme was developed from the competition project. Rather, it is the reflection of external conditions, of Venetian atmospheres, suggestions, environments.

The D building is a new construction which substitutes cini utilitarian building on the corner between two canals. It looks onto a piazza that has been refurbished in line with the general architectural plan. It should act as a beautiful song: 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.

Apartment Building D, Giudecca. The ex-Junghans precinct is thus opened up to the city, creating giuddecca new outlook toward the extraordinary landscape of the Laguna. This building is part of a large urban renewal plan on the site of the former Junghans industrial hiudecca on the island of the Giudecca. Instead it is a slight, elegant and sophisticatedly picturesque view of the modern, immersed in the atmospheres of Venice, in a simulated city.

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 gudecca waters.

D – Residential building in La Giudecca

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 onto the Rio Morto. More projects in Venice.

La Giudecca represents the largest individual island in Venice. 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.


And naturally it is conducted through the manipulation of a zucdhi 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.

G1-G2 residential building, ex Junghans area — CZA

This is not an idea of heterogeneity and contrast of the picturesque derived from the unexpected mixtures of the contemporary metropolis. 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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The directions are clear, cjno useful especially to the non-Venetian. 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.

And this character is not derived from a reflection on content, programmes or end-uses. To the south on the other hand nothing remains of the giuxecca industrial structure, now replaced by four buildings in a row.

At the same time he delivers the brilliant conclusion of a story begun a few decades ago, with the zuvchi very distant house on the Zattere, designed by Ignazio Gardella.

The strategy is explicitly stated, and developed with lucidity and intelligence.

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