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Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Santa Maria Formosa, Venice: the 'portego' steps at high water

RIBA Ref No RIBA40605
Architect/DesignerScarpa, Carlo (1906-1978)
Artist/PhotographerORCH Orsenigo-Chemollo
CountryItaly
CityVenezia
Subject Date1963
Image Date2003
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditORCH Chemollo / RIBA Collections
SubjectConversion of buildings ; Entrances ; Concrete ; Entrance halls ; Museums ; Gates ; Town houses ; Restoration ; Stairs ; Stone
NOTES: This 16th century Venetian palazzo housed the library and the art collection left to the public by Count Giovanni Querini Stampalia in 1869. Carlo Scarpa's remodelling of the ground floor and the garden in 1961-1963, included the removal of extraneous 19th century additions, the repositioning of the entrances, the recovery of the original space of the 'portego' (water entrance from the canal) and the layout of the garden.
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