Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Place Venezia
Country Italy
Client Edizione Property S.p.A., DFS Group
Team Politecnica Ingegneria e Architettura, OMA-Office for Metropolitan Architecture - progetto architettonico
Assignment feasibility study, preliminary, definitive and detailed design for M&P, site supervision
Dates of services 2012 - 2015
Dates of construction 2014 - 2016
Project area 9.000 m2
Building footprint 2.500 m2

The Project

The renovation intervention relates a venetian palace dating back to the XVI century named “Fondaco dei Tedeschi” overlooking Canal Grande. The building, which is under heritage protection, was the subjet of important restoration activities performed under the supervision of the Superintendence of the city of Venice. The design is based on a clearly defined number of strategic interventions to avoid the building deterioration, devolop its potential and turn it into a major attraction hub for both tourists and Venetian cirizens.

A contemporary, large storing place in an urban setting, featuring a wide range of activities, from shopping to cultural events, social venues and daily life.
Politecnica designed and coordinated all the works for mechanical, electrical and special installations through advanced solutions achieving high levels of functional and energy perfomance, along with the requested comfort.

In a framework characterized by remarkable restrictions due to the building heritage protection and to its future business use, it was essential to determine the lighting aspects and the accurate positioning of those bulky appliances, such as large-size trasformers and electric panels, treatment units, refrigerators and heat pumps.
The decisions made together with the architectural team were fundamental to achieve the correct aesthetic and functional integration of the necessarily visible installation and systems within the building architecture.

The design was developed in close collaboration with the business activities manager, thus obtaining the perfect integration of electrical and conditioning cables according to the different layouts in the selling area, meeting all marketing needs.

A People Counter camera system performs the flow count of people for statistical purposes, without prejudice to the clients privacy.

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