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VILLA VENIER-CONTARINI
BUILDING DETAILS
Year: 2006
Site: Mira (VE)
Client: Istituto Regionale per le Ville Venete (Regional Institute for Ville Venete)
Service required: restoration plan of the western porch (Barchessa Ovest) the central main body and the eastern porch (Barchessa Est) (2)

The Villa is made of a landlord's body with three floors and two porches connected with a portico. The small sized central body is of the kind of home of Venice divided into three parts with "ancient arcade" in the middle and rooms at its wings. It satisfies the needs of the aristocrat of '500, who uses the "villa home" as the benchmark of his presence on the territory, with limited domestic functions. The ripening of politic culture brings in '600 major needs of representation, a widening of the landlord's main body and the building of two porches with frescoes.
The Villa, after extinction of the aristocratic family, knows a long period of dereliction before a religious institution buys it in order to make a school of it, changing it seriously. Once leaved again is taken over by the Regional Institute for Ville Venete as preserved heritage complying with Italian Law 1089/39, in order to make of it a cultural and tertiary centre. The renovation foresees the restoration of the existing building, the building of a new congress centre and the new arrangement of the park.
Works have been preceded by a phase of study about documents and by a direct analysis of the building. Each element has been classified after its kind and position in cards containing: description of materials and building technologies, supposed period, state of preservation, description of the restoration interventions to be done.