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Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre

"The client’s requirement was two-fold: preservation and enhancement of a historical building and; the new function of this building as an exhibition space and cultural center." says MAP studio on Renovation of the “Torre di Porta Nuova” as a cultural centre.

By: MAP studio

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
Ground floor plan.

Project details

  • Project Name: Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre
  • Location of Site: Venice, Italy
  • Design Team: Francesco Magnani, Traudy Pelzel
  • Project Type: Renovation of historical building
  • Client: Arsenale di Venezia spa
  • Built-up Area: 800 sq m
  • Date of completion: Under construction

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
Plan level +22.22 m.

Words from the architect

The client's requirement was two-fold:

  • preservation and enhancement of a historical building and
  • the new function of this building as an exhibition space and cultural center

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
Cross-section.

The project enhances the verticality of the interior spaces while maintaining the unitary spaces generated by the mighty brick structure.

The intervention aims to combine building conservation and the newer functions (exhibition, information, cultural center).

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
Cross-section.

The new structures for public spaces and services, and the volumes needed to host the main plant equipment, are autonomous objects, made different by materials and technologies compared to the Tower building walls. This result is obtained by inserting vertical partitions coated with a sheet of 10/10 cor-ten steel.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
Exterior view of tower.

Functions-placement enhances original building spatiality and vertical development of the tower.

There are also new structures independent of the existing walls to enhance the visual perception of building unitary spaces.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
View of reading hall.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
View of reading hall from exhibition hall.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
View of exhibition hall.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
View of exhibition hall from steel staircase.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
View of ramps.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
Maquette images.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
Maquette images.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
Maquette images.

Architecture-Page | Renovation of the "Torre di Porta Nuova" as a cultural centre by MAP studio
Maquette images.

Credits

  • Text and Photographs: MAP studio

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