Carlo Scarpa: Venezuelan Pavilion (1954-56), Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

The Venezuelan Pavilion was designed by the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978). Scarpa was born in Venice, where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts, where he focused on architectural studies. His work is influenced by the materials, landscape, and the history of Venetian culture, as well as Japanese culture. In addition to the Venezuelan Pavilion, he also designed the Central Pavilion in the Giardini. Other notable works of Carlo Scarpa in Venice are Gallerie dell’Accademia, Palazzo Ca’Foscari, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, and the Showroom of Olivetti in St. Mark’s Square. The Venezuelan Pavilion was built from 1954 until 1956.

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