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Meier unveils Italian beach condo

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] American starchitect Richard Meier has completed this 74 apartment block on the Adriatic coast

Designed as a ‘landmark beachfront destination’, the 10-storey block contains 69 apartments topped with five penthouses above one level of underground parking.

The high-rise block forms part of a grouping of three buildings designed by Meier’s New York-based Richard Meier + Partners for the site in Jesolo, Italy. A three-storey residential building was completed by the practice in 2007, and a hotel will be built adjacent to the apartment block to complete the scheme.

Architect’s view

Richard Meier, managing partner, Richard Meier & Partners

‘We first began working in Jesolo, Italy, while designing the Jesolo Lido Village ten years ago, and we have worked together with our client to design a beachfront destination on the Adriatic coast. The condominium is a building that contributes to the life of the master plan and takes advantage of the site and the local climate. Every unit has been carefully designed taking in consideration the public areas, the beach and natural light.

‘As in the Village, this project is a composition of volumes and voids, with a brise-soleil system that runs continuously along the East and West elevations. At dawn and dusk light will filter through the voids between the residential modules providing for particularly animated light conditions. We hope the Jesolo Lido Condominium and the complex becomes a wonderful new living environment that is unique to the Jesolo Lido neighborhood.’

Project data

Design years 2007-2009
Construction years 2009-2013
Site area 5,117m²
Total area net 5500m² (excluding balconies)
Total gross area 7400m² (including balconies)
Client Dr. Peter Reichegger HOBAG AG - SPA
Architect Richard Meier & Partners Architects
M&E engineer Bandiera Impianti
Main contractor ZH General Construction Company
Project manager Guido Ranieri Da Re - Studio di ingegneria dr. ing. Tiziano Bonato

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