Convents, Palaces, and Churches: Transformation of Historic Buildings and the Impact on Venice's Neighborhoods

YEAR: 2003 | TERM: E




Sean F. Hoey; Marissa C. Kahan; Paul J. Marchetti; Kimberly A. Mazza


Guillermo F. Salazar


Assessorato all'Urbanistica,UNESCO (UVO-ROSTE),Philippe Pypaert

The main focus of this project was to aid Venice in creating a balance between conservation and adaptation. Our project began by finalizing the 2002 WPI Palaces of Venice catalogue as well as the 1999 WPI Churches of Venice database. We also created a computerized catalogue of convents based on information taken from 1968 by UNESCO. In addition, we created an impact analysis of adaptive reuse within the areas surrounding Santo Stefano and Madonna dell’Orto. Through our project, we also assembled a “touristicity index” comparing the number of residents, number of hotel beds and number of tourist services within each census tract.