L'Archivio Progetti conserva documenti originali (disegni, modelli,
fotografie, carte, pubblicazioni, registrazioni) e molte m
The Archivio Progetti was founded in 1987,
when the Design Departement of the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di
Venezia promoted the establishement of an exhibition gallery and an
architectural design archive at the Angelo Masieri foundation, appointing
Luciano Semerani as Director. In 1992 was set up the Archivio Progetti
Interdepartmental Services Centre, run by a Director and a Technical
Scientific Committee which consists of representatives of the IUAV
departments. The Archivio Progetti is a centre for didactics and research
which acquires, catalogues and keeps architectural archives, offers an
on-line catalogue and organizes temporary exhibitions in its gallery, where
the models collection is permanently on display.
The Archivio Progetti is hosted in an old
cotton-mill, on the Canale della Giudecca. The building was opened in 1883,
one year after that a society had been founded in Venice with the aim to
carry on the spinning of cotton.
The factory, which employed about 1,000
people, was closed in 1960 and the building abandoned. Restored in the
Nineties on a project by the Gino Valle studio, the main building hosts today
a large part of the Universitą Iuav of Venice: lecture-halls, the Design
Department and the Archivio Progetti.
The Archivio Progetti keeps architectural
archives, with drawings, models, photographs, papers, books and recordings).
It acquires them mainly from architets, but also engineers, town planners,
photographers and corporates. The main archives are:
- Atti Nuovo Ospedale di Venezia
di Architettura della Fondazione Masieri
Cappai e Mainardis
- Edoardo Gellner
di documenti appartenuti a Eugenio Miozzi
e Alberto Samoną
- Egle Renata
- Triennale di
- Virgilio Vallot
centro di servizi
Universitą Iuav di
Dorsoduro 2196, 30123 Venezia
Mon-Fri, 9.30 to 13.30; Thu also 15.00 to
searches on on line catalogues:
Mon-Thu, 9.30 to 13.30 and 15.00 to 17.00;
Fri 9.30 to 13.30.
closed: Sat, Sun and August
Services and admission:
Consultation of original documents:
final year students and researchers only
Consultation of reproductions and on-line
Reference and assistance to researchers.
Supply also by mail of photographic
reproductions (fee payable).
Loan to museums and galleries for display
Didactic museum of architectural models.
Anna Tonicello, director
Antonella Giacchetto, secretary
Manesso, public relations