Venice: Giardini Entry Gate (Italy)

Giardini Entry Gate

Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venezia, Italy

Carlo Scarpa (1952)

Giardini Entry Gate by Carlo Scarpa 07_Stephen Varady Photo ©

Carlo Scarpa designed this entry gate around the same time as the Italian Pavilion Courtyard. While it is no longer used as the entrance to the Giardini Biennale Pavilions it is a beautiful composition with a rough aggregate concrete base and planterboxes that has weathered over time; a steel framed structure with cruciform columns and bowed timber fillets attached, supporting wired-glass windows and a canvas roof. It is another of Scarpa’s excellent lessons in materials and detailing.

 

Further Information:

Place: Giardini Entry Gate

Architect: Carlo Scarpa (Arch Daily)

Photographer: Stephen Varady

Map: Venice Biennale Giardini Map

 

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