Construction work on the restoration of the sixteenth century Procuratie Vecchie in Venice continues to advance rapidly, under the artistic supervision of David Chipperfield Architects Milan and the construction supervision of TA Architettura. One of the city’s most famous buildings, it runs 152 metres along the northern edge of the St. Mark's Square and features a portico of 50 arches, 100 windows on the two upper floors and 100 oval oculi below decorative crenelations.
Almost 100 people are currently working on the site in three different areas: the new entrances and the stairwells on the ground floor, the restoration of parts of the first and second floors, and major interventions on the third and attic floors, which will open to the public for the first time since the building’s inception.
The complex of the Procuratie Vecchie is owned by Italian insurance company Generali, which occupies 12,500 square meters, approximately 85% of the building. This space will house the Human Safety Net ONLUS, a non-profit foundation initiated by Generali with the aim of helping and supporting vulnerable people.
Completion of the first part of the works is scheduled for the end of 2021.