Visit of the contemporary architecture of Carlo Scarpa in Venice

It’s possible to discover the contemporary architecture in Venice with a guided tour of Carlo Scarpa’s works in the city. Carlo Scarpa was one of the most important Italian architects and designers of the twentieth century. He worked in the Veneto region, in Italy and abroad and his work was fundamental for Venice during the twentieth century. In the city he worked as a professor at the University of Architecture of Venice, IUAV, and set up some museums and exhibitions, like the Biennale. This is an itinerary to discover the contemporary architecture of Carlo Scarpa in the district of San Marco. Carlo Scarpa was able to insert with rare ability , contemporary architectural interventions on ancient structures in Venice. The visit takes place inside the Olivetti showroom in Piazza San Marco and continues with the ground floor and the garden of the Querini Stampalia Foundation, where Carlo Scarpa worked in the 1960s. This intervention by Carlo Scarpa, considered a masterpiece of contemporary architecture, was then extended by Valeriano Pastor and Mario Botta. The interventions of the two architects, togheter with the work of Carlo Scarpa create a unicum of great interest.

Duration of the visit to Carlo Scarpa’s work in Venice : 2 hours.

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