Tadao Ando’s Punta Della Dogana Museum Through the Lens of Luca Girardini


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On the assembly level of the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal in Venice is a triangular plot of land, the Punta Della Dogana. On the web site sits a protracted, low-slung 17th-century construction punctuated at its tip by way of a squat tower crowned with a decorative inexperienced and gold climate vane representing fortune. This former customs area of Venice, the Dogana da Mar, used to be bought in 2007 by way of François Pinault with the purpose of changing the construction into an artwork museum, a job he entrusted to Tadao Ando.

Whilst the Eastern architect would possibly not were the most obvious option to paintings with a historical Italian construction, Ando’s answer mixed a complete admire for the prevailing construction with the pointy minimalism for which he’s recognized. Stripping again centuries of additives, the construction used to be in large part restored to its unique construction. On the middle of the construction’s deep plan, a natural concrete quantity hints on the architect of the recovery, serving to arrange the areas round it. In 2013, the construction used to be photographed by way of Luca Girardini at the instance of the exhibition “Elogio del dubbio.”

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