Anti-raid shelter

Anti-raid shelter
Campo Junghans (Giudecca 494)1940-45

Venice, during WWII, was luckily preserved by huge and devastating air attacks: only the industrial harbor was destroyed. After the war, the shelters in the center of Venice were demolished, but they still remain in the edge part of the city, like the Giudecca Island or the Arsenale. Usually during the aerial bombings people protected themselves in underground shelters: this is impossible in Venice. So, the municipality started to construct air-raid shelters at the center of main “campi”, or near factories, schools, hospitals. Often they were constructed in hurry and with very poor materials: the concrete was made by sand, little stones, pieces of wood and fragments of bricks.

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Elias Melvin Christiansen

Gaia Pigozzi

Arve Eiken Nytun