Reopening of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia
|Didier Descouens - own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19630006|
The Scuola Grande della Misericordia is about to reopen after extensive restoration. The space will be used for exhibitions, private parties, fashion shows and conferences.
As unlikely as it seems, the building was a gym for many years and even a basketball court which hosted Serie A matches. The links to sport will continue in the new life of the Scuola as it will host sports conventions, particularly for the Reyer basketball team as Luigi Brugnaro, Venice's mayor and the funder of the restoration is the patron of the team. There will be a documentary to tell the story of the sporting life of the Misericordia - the best gym in the world.
The first exhibition in the Scuola will be about its own restoration, the preservation of the beautiful Veronese School frescoes which adorn the walls and the architectural structure.
From May, the Scuola will host a collateral event for the Architecture Biennale.
Original article on Venezia Radio TV in Italian.
Website of the Scuola