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1986 | Italy | Venice | Grassi Palace

Venice Grassi Palace outdoor night view- master
Venice Grassi Palace scheme - master
Venice Grassi Palace lighting scheme - master
Venice Grassi Palace main room - master

Palazzo Grassi, a 17th Century patrician building facing the Grand Canal, was transformed into a modern and efficient multifunctional cultural centre. Plasterboard panels were used to cover the walls and hide the technical equipment, leaving the original volumes, materials and decorations unaltered.
The “Cestello” fixture was specifically designed, as were all the fixtures used in the building.

Team members:
Gae Aulenti Architects


Photo courtesy:
Piero Castiglioni

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