Hotels | Restoration and Conservation

JW Marriott Resort & Spa

Venice | Italy


La Sessola S.r.l.
Architectural design
Matteo Thun & Partners
Amount of works
45.000.000 €
Services Provided
Structures Design | BIM | Construction Management | Safety Coordination
Hotels | Restoration and Conservation
32,000 square meters
Construction technique
Reinforced concrete, steel, X-lam, glued laminated timber

Water, slowness, silence

An island in the Venice Lagoon becomes a 266-room hotel surrounded by nature and history. A protected landscape consisting of the generous vegetation and buildings dating back to the early 20th century. Ancient and modern blend into a single language, dialoguing with the majestic lagoon landscape.

Sacca Sessola is one of the largest islands in the Venice Lagoon, with an area of 16 hectares. Artificially created in 1870, it was used for storage, vegetable gardens and gardens and then became a pneumological center. A valuable restoration has transformed the island into a resort with a wellness center, restaurant, conference rooms, private villas, dockyard, marina house, heliport, with an area of 32,000 sq. m.

Bird's eye view of the JW Marriott Resort and spa on the island of Sacca Sessola Venice
Dock at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa Venice
JW Marriott Resort and Spa Venice
Outdoor pool at Marriott Resort and Spa Sacca Sessola Venice

Interventions on the existing

The intervention included the re-functionalization of the buildings to the east of the island, which had already undergone renovation in 2000 and were intended to house the resort's main rooms and services.
The historic buildings in the western area, with very heterogeneous characteristics and value, required more significant consolidation and structural works.
The Dopolavoro, a building constructed in the 1920s as a recreational facility for use by employees and inpatients, has been converted into a restaurant in the total preservation of the existing wall envelope, with a new dehor that reclaims the memory of a movie theater demolished over the years.
The church, now deconsecrated, becomes a space for hotel-related events.
The spa was carved out of one of the smaller, architecturally scarce buildings, the concrete skeleton of which was preserved. The pool and new basement spaces were created by literally keeping the building suspended on its existing foundations.

Dopolavoro Restaurant Entrance at JW Marriott Resort and Spa Venice
JW Marriott Resort and Spa Venice
Deconsecrated church at JW Marriott Resort and Spa Venice
Spa at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa Venice
interiors JW Marriott Resort and Spa Venice

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