Venice Gardens Foundation awarded the “Premio CULTURA + IMPRESA 2017- 2018”, Art Bonus category, for the restoration project of the Royal Gardens of Venice
The Venice Gardens Foundation, chaired by Adele Re Rebaudengo, was awarded the prestigious Art Bonus recognition of the 2017-2018 Culture + Business Prize for the project to restore the Royal Gardens of Venice, for which Assicurazioni Generali is the sole partner.
The project, which began in 2017, will return the Royal Gardens, located in the historic heart of the lagoon city, to its ancient splendour.
The work entails botanical and landscape restoration by the architect Paolo Pejrone, the rebuilding of the pergola - now in ruins - and of Lorenzo Santi’s neoclassical pavilion, through the project of architect Alberto Torsello, the restoration of the greenhouses based on the plans drawn up by architects Aymonino, Barbini and Torsello, and restoring the historic drawbridge that connects the Royal Gardens with Piazza San Marco and the museums in the Marciana area.
The Royal Gardens project is accompanied by Generali’s important project to restructuring the Procuratie Vecchie, which will also encompass other parts of the square. When the project is complete, some historic walkways will be recreated, introducing a renewed flow in the Piazza San Marco area.
The renowned architect David Chipperfield is responsible for the Procuratie Vecchie project who, with respect for its historical and cultural heritage, will transform the building into the heart of The Human Safety Net, the global movement that unites communities all over the world through a network of “people helping people”.
The Human Safety Net is a flagship initiative to support the most vulnerable communities through three programs concerning three important socio-demographic issues: creating equal life opportunities for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, supporting refugee start-ups; and saving new-borns from the debilitating and potentially fatal consequences of asphyxia. Different challenges, with a common purpose: to unlock the potential of disadvantaged people so they can transform their lives, that of their families and their communities.