Jesolo Lido Condominium / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

  • 12 Jun 2013
  • Housing Selected Works
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Architects: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Location: ,
Design Principals: Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
Project Architect: Stefan Scheiber-Loeis
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Ground Floor Plan

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 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.

© Roland Halbe

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. 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, and the overall gross area above ground for the building’s ten stories is 7400 square meters. The volume is simple and clean and creates a strong symbolic element for the Jesolo Lido area and the region.

© Roland Halbe

Richard Meier comments

“We first began working in Jesolo, Italy, while designing the Jesolo Lido Village ten years ago, and we have worked together with our client to design a beachfront destination on the Adriatic coast. The Condominium is a building that contributes to the life of the master plan and takes advantage of the site and the local climate. Every unit has been carefully designed taking in consideration the public areas, the beach and natural light.

© Roland Halbe

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. We hope the Jesolo Lido Condominium and the complex becomes a wonderful new living environment that is unique to the Jesolo Lido neighborhood.”

East Elevation
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  • Croco Dile

    I don’t know why architects think people should look through bars in front of their windows.
    Why is it not possible to give everybody a clear view ?

    • W.J. Lee

      One of the reasons may be to control the sun’s radiation, thus prohibiting over heating inside buildings, even though that design doesn’t look like reflecting this concept.

  • Olu Fagbewesa

    Meier and Context Issues.! Must every building be white.? His buildings look carefully designed and proportioned in addition to the finesse of his detailing, but when there is an incessant repetition of elements, style, it becomes worrisome! I think.

    • Heywood Floyd

      You are not wrong, but isn’t Meier’s lack of contextualism less offensive than Zaha’s or Libeskind’s or Gehry’s? I mean, at least a Meier building is recognizeable as a building.

  • rmnrgr

    Some how it looks like a hospital…