THE SCULPTURE BENCH
Sponsored by the Main Sponsor Lavazza, a second contemporary ‘graft’ will close the exhibition Innesti_Grafting curated by Cino Zucchi for the Italian Pavilion of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Further proof of the fertile collaboration between Cino Zucchi, the architect who designed it, and the De Castelli company from the Veneto region, who built the amazingly long acid-finish cor-ten steel sculpture-bench – with its sinuous forms and fluctuating heights – which unfurls like a metal snake in the sunny green Giardino delle Vergini.Conceived to offer visitors a friendly pause to relax, after visiting the Pavilion, in the landscaped spaces of the garden, the bench appears an the ideal complement to the ArchiFunnel portal, which completes the coherent sequence of spaces that, in Zucchi’s project, broadens to encompass the prestigious and differentiated indoor and outdoor spaces of the Arsenale. The sculpture-bench is made out of cor-ten steel, distinguished by its acid finish and unfurling over a length of 120 metres. It is divided into modules of approximately 3 metres made out of two coupled 5-mm sheets of metal. Supported by 220 pipes with different thicknesses, the bench ranges in height between 15 and 370 cm.
Architect Cino Zucchi
Place 14th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice
Photo Federico Barin