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Palazzo Papadopoli, a 16th century patrician building overlooking the Grand Canal and close to the Rialto Bridge, was erected in accordance with a project by architect Gian Giacomo dei Grigi and commissioned by the Coccina family. It was frescoed by Giambattista Tiepolo during the 1700s. Following its restoration and renovation, the building was transformed into a "7 star" hotel as part of the ultra-luxurious resort group, Aman. The hotel features: 24 suites with varied architecture and furnishing, a spa, halls, a terrace set between the rooftops, a library with leather-clad walls and two gardens. The lighting project combined the historic architecture of the building with the interior and furniture design, in compliance with current legislation. The interior lighting conserved the historic devices already present, restoring them with new functions and integrating the latest technology light sources. Several rooms have been furnished with floor or table lamps and fluorescent or LED devices integrated into the grooves or furniture. These allow various lighting scenarios to be created and provide the right levels of luminance, comfort and safety. The gardens have been illuminated with LED floor and projector lamps placed within the architecture. These draw attention to the walkways and green areas, while accent lighting has been used to highlight several types of plants. The facade has been illuminated using four LED projector lamps positioned on the raft in front of the building, 40 centimetres below the water level. These cast subtle light onto the facade, made dynamic by the undulating movement of the Grand Canal. The access gate has been highlighted by accent lighting obtained from the restoration and technological upgrading of the historic lanterns.

2014

Italy
Venice
Papadopoli Palace - Aman Resort
General lighting

w/ Arch. J. Gathy Denniston
Photo: courtesy RS Engineering