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Some of our most
significant works

PALAZZO CONTARINI CORFÙ DEGLI SCRIGNI

Wooden ceiling and stucco surfaces

Conservative maintenance of gold decorated surfaces on the second noble floor in Palazzo Contarini degli Scrigni, in Venice
IN PROGRESS

At this stage in the proceedings, we cleaned the decorate beams of the ceiling, whose colors were clouded, and we secured the painted flakes. Later we remove the superimposed layers of material of the stucco surfaces, bringing them back to light. Lastly we did the pictorial retouching on the stucco decoration.

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UNISVE - CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION

20 YEARS OF UNISVE

Unisve was Born in 2001 with the purpose of keeping alive the venetian building techniques in order to restore the city of Venice. After 20 years our goal is the same but stronger: our desire is to take part in Venice's conservation and safeguard, and this inspire us to donate 2% of our turnover to project in support of our city.

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GALLERIA GIORGIO FRANCHETTI IN CA' D'ORO

External stone and artistics surfaces in Ca’ d’Oro

Safety intervention following the high waters of November 2019, on the surfaces on the ground floor in Ca' d'Oro, Venice, 2019-2020

Thanks to funding from Save Venice and Immediate Response Fund, it was possible to do the maintenance work on the external terracotta floor and on the stone surfaces of the balcony. This urgent intervention was necessary because of the high waters of November 2019 that caused a widespread biological degradation.
The works were directed by the architect Giulia Passante.

PALAZZO NARDI

Conservative restoration of the facades

Conservative restoration of Palazzo Nardi, in Venice, IN PROGRESS

In this period our restorers are working in Palazzo Nardi for the conservative maintenance of the facades. They began with the concrete plaster's demoliton; then they proceed with marmorino, similar to the precedent material found, and with the restoration of the Istrian stone elements.
The works are directed by the architect Elisa Santoro under supervision of the Venetian Soprintendenza Archeologia, belle arti e paesaggio.

PALAZZO MOCENIGO

Conservative maintenance of the pictorial film of the decorated ceiling

Process of securing of the decorated ceiling, Venice, 2018

The decorated ceiling on the first noble floor in Mocenigo's Palace, located in Sestriere di San Marco, was the subject of a process of securing and conservative maintenance of the surface, strongly altered, which showed cracks, detachments and color uplifts. The intervention was carried out by inserting retractable pins to restore static stability, the stabilization with initiations on detachments and the readjustment of the pictorial film to the support.

GALLERIE DELL'ACCADEMIA IN VENICE

Conservative restoration of Tablino and Palladian Staircase

Conservative maintenance in the rooms designed by Andrea Palladio, Venice, IN PROGRESS

The conservative maintenance, in these rooms designed by Andrea Palladio, concerns the surfaces damaged by high tides in 2019. In particular we are dealing with the terracotta flooring, the bases of the artworks and the marmorini. The restoration is made possibile thanks to the support of Venice in Peril Fund⁠ ⁠

CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI EVANGELISTA

Conservative restoration of wooden dossals

Intervention on the dossals of the chapels, the central hall and on the confessionals, IN PROGRESS

Following the extraordinary high waters of November 2019, the conservative restoration of the wooden dossals of the church of San Giovanni Evangelista was necessary. The dossals have been removed from the walls to allow restoration operations on the front and back: dusting of salt deposits and efflorescence, anti-woodworm treatment, cleaning with specific solutions for the removal of more adherent deposits, integration and filling of gaps and cracks and finally, the final protective treatment by waxing.

SCUOLA GRANDE SAN GIOVANNI EVANGELISTA

Monumental staircase: removal and re-installation of the landings

Preliminary operations for the conservative restoration of the monumental staircase, Venice, 2020

Before proceeding with the consolidation works on the extrados of the central vault of the staircase, the tiles that make up the floor of the landing were numbered, mapped, removed, cleaned, washed and brushed to eliminate the residues of the old bedding mortars. At the end of the consolidation works, the vault was filled again following the original stratification and repositioning the tiles as per mapping. The restoration was funded by The Gritti Palace and Venetian Heritage.

CHURCH OF SANTO STEFANO

Conservative restoration of the tomb of Doge Francesco Morosini

Intervention on the Doge's monument positioned in the center of the church floor, Venice, IN PROGRESS

The funeral monument of Doge Francesco Morosini (1619-1694) consists of a central shield and other bronze decorations placed on marble slabs. The restoration involves the maintenance and cleaning of both the bronze elements, executed by Officina Ervas, and the stone elements by UNISVE. In fact, both surfaces are covered with thick protective layers that have altered the original colors. The intervention was funded by Venetian Heritage in collaboration with Pomellato.

SAN PANTALON CHURCH

Floor of the chapel of San Pantalon

Conservative intervention on the floor of the chapel of the patron saint of the church, Venice, 2020

Conservative restoration of the marble floor of the chapel of San Pantalon by cleaning the marble surface with a demineralized water based solution with a low percentage of surfactant.