06.11.2018San Michele cemetery in Wallpaper*

The November issue of Wallpaper magazine features the San Michele cemetery in Venice including photography of the project alongside an interview with Giuseppe Zampieri, Partner and Design Director of DCA Milan.


‘Being an island cemetery in the Venetian lagoon, the conditions of San Michele make it pretty unique. In recent years, however, the increasingly municipal character has become a contrast to its romantic exterior. Our design tried to address this imbalance and restore some of the cemetery’s original monumental physical qualities. Rather than the existing arrangement of tombs in parallel rows, the scheme is a new arrangement of walls enclosing rectangular courtyards. The walls are blind on the exterior but lined with burial recesses internally to emphasise this interiority and sense of intimacy.’