Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

Jesolo Lido Condominium

Jesolo Lido, Italy

2007 - 2012

The Jesolo Lido project was conceived as a landmark beachfront destination on the Adriatic coast of Italy intended to draw guests to its residential and hotel components.  The complex is comprised of Jesolo Lido Village, completed in 2007, a three-story residential building set inland at the scale of the adjacent residential fabric, and two buildings set on the ocean front:  Jesolo Lido Condominium and Jesolo Lido Hotel.

The condominium and hotel have been oriented in order to maintain views of the sea from the depths of the site and from the village.  The concept separates the areas into low density (ten stories on beach-front) and high density (low-rise to the rear of the site) presenting the opportunity to create different senses of “place” within the same area.  All three projects are tied together along a spine running from north to south acting as a viewing corridor and public access walkway to the beachfront.

Jesolo Lido Condominium is linked to the Village by a common architectural language and an open entrance plaza, creating a dialogue between the two projects.  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. The ground floors consist of six apartments with private gardens, a spa area and a concierge. The top level of the building is dedicated to five distinct duplex penthouse units, each with its own outdoor pool.  The volume is simple and clean and creates a strong symbolic element for the Jesolo Lido area and the region.

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