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A ceremony has been held to celebrate the re-opening of the Procuratie Vecchie on St. Mark’s Square in Venice. The five-year project, led by David Chipperfield Architects Milan and commissioned by Generali, repairs, reunifies and adapts the sixteenth-century structure and its complex successive modifications while integrating them with a series of new interventions to create a more coherent whole.

In addition to housing offices and co-working spaces for Generali and The Human Safety Net – the company’s global social initiative – the building will host exhibitions and events, opening areas to public for the first time in its history. Through this new programme, the project seeks to re-embed the Procuratie Vecchie into the city, supporting Venice as a living place of activity, innovation and social purpose.

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