Papa Scarpa

Carlo Scarpa's addition to the Querini Stampalia, completed in 1963, involving a ground floor entrance which accepts the fate of seasonal high waters and redirects the water over various levels in the most thoughtful/sculptural way. The stone tomblike door and the alabaster architectural sculpture (which is part of a simple water fountain in the garden) were my favorite elements, everything about this place is so peaceful, it was giving me the Schindler's...if you get here, the Belini painting-hung on an easel designed by Scarpa in the gallery upstairs is very special (no foto!)

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