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Master of Architecture

Benjamin Hale

|REFORMING, RESTORING & REPROGRAMMING|

Venice, Italy

The project proposes the construction of a new building for the Academy of Fine Arts, which lies opposite the site across the Giudecca canal. The new building will house an archive of architectural works, as well as providing extra gallery, teaching and commercial spaces. The project aims to enhance Venice’s cultural and entrepreneurial standing in line with the recommendations of UNESCO reports highlighting the need for Venice to develop and foster it’s creative economies. Using Rossi’s ‘Analogous City’ as a guide the project aims to create a propelling monument that acts as a beacon or focal point along the Giudecca Canal, much in the spirit of Palladio’s water orientated scenography. By the way of a subtractive process, the existing buildings are converted to their new uses, new public spaces created and the new building given a position along the Fondementa.

Benjamin Hale - 'Foyer'

'Foyer'

Benjamin Hale - Isometric

Isometric

Benjamin Hale - 'Reflections'

'Reflections'

Benjamin Hale - Elevations

Elevations

Benjamin Hale - 'Fondementa'

'Fondementa'

Benjamin Hale - 'Restoring'

'Restoring'

Benjamin Hale - 'Foyer'
Benjamin Hale - 'Reflections'
Benjamin Hale - 'Fondementa'
Benjamin Hale - 'Restoring'
Benjamin Hale - Isometric
Benjamin Hale - Elevations

Tags: Architecture, Concrete, Master Of Architecture, Prefabricated Concrete Construction, Restoration

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