Renzo Piano projects Emilio Vedova Museum in Venice

Renzo Piano has “gifted” the city of Venice with the project idea for the new Emilio Vedova Museum to be created within one of the Magazzini del Sale – a complex of nine buildings dating from the beginning of the early 13th century, on the Giudecca canal in Venice. Confirming the news at the end of January, Marino Cortese, the Venice’s councillor, responsible for Culture, also revealed that the City of Venice has budgeted about 1,300,000 Euros for recovery, reclamation and rebuilding. Its spaces will house 200 works by the Venetian master of the abstract gesture. The studio Traldi will transform the idea into reality, due to be completed by 2004.

More uncertain, however, is the timing for another intervention planned nearby in the spaces of Punta della Dogana: the new Guggenheim museum, designed by Vittorio Gregotti in 1999, is still blocked and waiting for an agreement between the Guggenheim Foundation, the City and the Patriarchal Seminary, which owns part of the real estate.

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