Extension of the Cemetery of San Michele, Venice: central fountain in John the Evangelist courtyard

RIBApix ref no RIBA40468
Architect/DesignerDavid Chipperfield Architects
Artist/PhotographerORCH Orsenigo-Chemollo
Subject Date2007
Image Date2007
MediumDigital image
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit ORCH Orsenigo / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: San Michele is the principal cemetery of Venice and is located on the island between Venice and Murano. David Chipperfield Architects won the competition to extend the cemetery in 1998. The design involved creating a walled second island accessible by two short bridges, with a series of four new courtyards (each dedicated to one of the four Evangelists) and a chapel. The first courtyard, dedicated to Mark the Evangelist, opened to the public in September 2007.

Subject tags

Gardens, concrete, cemeteries, stone, courtyards, fountains, colonnades