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 ex-Junghans precinct is thus opened up to the city, creating a new outlook toward the extraordinary landscape of the Laguna.

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

Cino Zucchi, winner of the competition for its development, designed five variations on the theme of housing. Next zzucchi a brick building stands another brick building; giuudecca converted industrial building giiudecca its cibo character. View from the northeast.

Some of the industrial buildings have thus been maintained, cut, and transformed, or substituted by other buildings insisting on the same foundations. It is giurecca Venetian, yet reminiscent of the lesson learnt from the high density low buildings of British postwar experiments.

It looks onto a piazza that has been refurbished in line with the general architectural plan. The winner was Cino Zucchi. 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 giudeccx spatial and formal innovations of the Modern Movement without being trapped into its Sachlichkeit moralisms.

More by Cino Zucchi. 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. 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.

More projects in Venice. Apartment Building D, Giudecca. On the new campo, a building zuchci 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. 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.


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 new complex is situated at the centre of the island.

In the City Council has initiated the Giudecca Project. The D building is a new construction which substitutes an utilitarian building on the corner between two canals. The strategy is explicitly stated, and developed with lucidity and intelligence. The directions are clear, and useful especially to the non-Venetian.

G1-G2 residential building, ex Junghans area

It is actually made up of eight small islands that are interconnected by a number of bridges. 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. 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 is only in part the result of that urban strategy which from the s saw movement and heterogeneity as a value to be contrasted with the monotonous uniformity of unvaried projects, and which caused a single project often to be broken down and fragmented among different architects.

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 five buildings each pursue a particular line of character.

Part of the zucchl housing is earmarked for semi-subsidised housing, some of it is for university dormitories, and another part of it for sale.

Rather, it is the reflection of external conditions, of Venetian atmospheres, suggestions, environments. A general plan for the whole area an urban improvement scheme was developed from the competition project. Giudecda loggias of steel and wood reach over the inner courtyard. 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.

The project acts a viudecca 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. Evidently zcchi 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.


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The area with the Junghans factory buildings before the redevelopmen. The other long side looks out on the new dock and bends toward the open sea at the end. This, then, is the crux of the operation. Text by Mirko Zardini. The presence zkcchi 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 building are very traditional and the details of their use reveal the impossibility of an historicist replica. It should act as a beautiful song: This is not an idea of heterogeneity and contrast of the picturesque derived from the unexpected mixtures of the contemporary metropolis. 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 body of the city with the construction of a new urban fabric and the renovation of existing industrial buildings converted to residential use.

The old industrial structure has been converted to residential use.

New paths are opened in the gaps between the industrial buildings, a new canal is excavated, and a new urban square bordered by the existing school garden generates a long and interesting view toward the South.

To the south on the other hand nothing remains of the previous industrial structure, now replaced by four buildings in a row. La Giudecca represents the largest individual island in Venice. Five housing blocks in Venice. On the island of Giudecca, the abandoned industrial area of the Junghans factory has been turned into a residential neighborhood.

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To the north the plan takes up the pattern of the existing fabric, in an intelligent micro-town-planning surgery. From the airport you need only reach Piazzale Roma, and then board the same line of vaporetti.