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Centrale Mazzoni

GruppoFON

Europa | Venezia

The project to convert the former power station of Venice’s Santa Lucia railway station to residential use has considerable operational and theoretical significance. The original building, constructed between 1933 and 1937, was designed by Angiolo Mazzoni, a key figure in the impetus towards modernising Italian architecture during the Thirties as expressed by the rationalist movement. Mazzoni’s modern yet discreet style authored several railway stations and post offices around Italy. The Venice-based Gruppo FON Architetti practice has delivered a carefully thought out, elegant design that reconciles the apparently irreconcilable: developed by EstCapital Group and realized by Gruppo Maltauro, it creates a contemporary living unit while preserving a major example of quality architecture, despite the numerous alterations made down the years to the interior. The architects carried out a...

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