Modern Venice Architecture

Fondaco dei Tedeschi / Rem Koolhas, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, 2009-16
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

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Modern Venice Architecture

Venice's Renaissance gems may be the international face of the city, but there's a whole host of inspired modern architecture too...

From the pavilions of the Venice Biennale to the City of Water’s grand bridges and museums, Blue Crow Media‘s latest guide highlights a wave of modern Venice architecture; starting in the 1930s and continuing through to present day.

Modern Venice Architecture Map Published by Blue Crow Media

Edited by Marco Mulazzani and Elisa Pegorin, with original photography by Alessandra Chemollo, the architecture map features the works of architects that include Norman Foster, MAP studio, Santiago Calatrava, Aldo Rossi, David Chipperfield, Carlo Scarpa, James Stirling and more; outlining an array of European architecture from the considerably well known to hidden Modernist and Brutalist gems.

Slightly larger than A2 open——folding down to slightly larger than A5——the two-sided bilingual guide also includes a map of Venice, making it the perfect companion for visiting the city. Released to coincide with the opening of the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, the map confirms that modern architecture, far from an aberration, is a natural continuation of Venice’s remarkable history, authors Mulazzani and Pegorin commenting how “the map shows that Venice continues to express and cradle international culture through the diverse but complementary languages of its new architecture.”

Peruse modernist and contemporary architecture, from social housing to internationally renowned cultural centres, and soak in the architectural landscape of another, oft-overlooked side to one of the world’s most romantic cities.

Modern Venice Map, with texts in English and Italian written by Marco Mulazzani and Elisa Pegorin, photography by Alessandra Chemollo, is available now for £8 from independent publishers Blue Crow Media.

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Venezuela Pavilion (Giardini della Biennale), Carlo Scarpa, 1953-56

Padiglione del Venezuela / Venezuela Pavilion (Giardini della Biennale), Carlo Scarpa, 1953-56
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Social Housing IACP, Giudecca, Gino Valle, Giorgio Macola, 1980-86

Quartiere residenziale IACP / Social Housing IACP, Giudecca, Gino Valle, Giorgio Macola, 1980-86
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Sculpture Garden (Giardini della Biennale), Carlo Scarpa, 1950-52

Giardino delle Sculture / Sculpture Garden (Giardini della Biennale), Carlo Scarpa, 1950-52
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Cicogna House at Zattere, Ignazio Gardella, 1954-58

Casa Cicogna alle Zattere / Cicogna House at Zattere,
Ignazio Gardella, 1954-58
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Olivetti Store, Carlo Scarpa, 1957-58

Negozio Olivetti / Olivetti Store, Carlo Scarpa, 1957-58
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Palazzo Grassi and Teatrino Grassi, Tadao Ando, 2006; 2011-13

Palazzo Grassi and Teatrino Grassi, Tadao Ando, 2006; 2011-13
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Residential District Junghans - Building

Quartiere residenziale ex Junghans – Edificio “D” / Residential District Junghans – Building “D” (Giudecca), Cino Zucchi, 1997-2003
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Constitution Bridge, Santiago Calatrava, 1996, 2001-08

Ponte della Constituzion / Constitution Bridge,
Santiago Calatrava, 1996, 2001-08
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Correr Museum, Carlo Scarpa; 1957-60

Museo Correr / Correr Museum, Carlo Scarpa; 1957-60
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Porta Nuova Tower, MAP studio, 2006, 2009-11

Torre di Porta Nuova / Porta Nuova Tower,
MAP studio, 2006, 2009-11
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

Querini Stampalia Foundation, Carlo Scarpa; Valeriano Pastor; Mario Botta, 1959-63; 1997; 2003-13

Fondazione Querini Stampalia / Querini Stampalia Foundation, Carlo Scarpa; Valeriano Pastor; Mario Botta, 1959-63; 1997; 2003-13
© Alessandra Chemollo for Blue Crow Media.

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