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08 fondaco dei tedeschi

Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice by OMA

The heart of Venice is filled with expensive boutiques, and has always been so. But the opportunity for remodelling these is limited due to the historical significance of the architecture, even when this historicity is not quite as it seems. The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is an ancient institution founded in 1228 to house German merchants in the city; its current building at the foot of the Rialto Bridge was erected in 1506, but it was gutted under Mussolini and the structure replaced with ...

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