The restoration

The restoration

A respectful and innovative restoration

The restoration

"We are grateful to Generali and the city of Venice for giving us the extraordinary opportunity to work on the Procuratie Vecchie. Repairing, reunifying and adapting the many layers of this historic structure has been a highly complex and rewarding challenge that reconnects us to the power of architecture both as physical substance and as a process of collaboration. We look forward to seeing the building re-embed itself into the city, supporting Venice as a living place of activity and innovation."

Sir David Chipperfield, David Chipperfield Architects

Pritzker Prize 2023 laureate

The challenge in the recovery and redevelopment of a building of historical and monumental importance, such as the Procuratie Vecchie was to bring new life to one of the masterpieces of Venetian architecture of the 16th century, respecting its historical features but at the same time adapting it to the needs of modern, everyday use. 

Today the Procuratie Vecchie represents a showcase of modern technologies and sustainability in a unique context, in line with the requirements of the international LEED Silver Core & Shell certification, which is currently underway - a particularly challenging goal for a building of such historical and artistic value. 

The renovation of the Procuratie Vecchie is part of a broader restoration of the entire area around St. Mark's Square, which Generali has supported with pride and passion. This vision included renovating the Royal Gardens, brought to new life by landscape architect Paolo Pejrone, in partnership with the Venice Gardens Foundation.