Papadopoli Palace - Aman Resort


The architecture of the building combines with the interior architecture and the design of the furnishings through lighting, which respects current regulations. The re-lamping of the historic fixtures, the insertion of floor or table lamps, fluorescent or LED fixtures integrated into the grooves or furnishings have made it possible to create different lighting scenarios, respecting the timeless atmosphere of the building




Venice – Italy


Gathy Denniston Architects
R&S Engineering
Dr. Group

Palazzo Papadopoli, a 16th century patrician building overlooking the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge, was built to a design by the architect Gian Giacomo dei Grigi on commission from the Coccina family and frescoed during the 18th century by Giambattista Tiepolo.
After restoration and renovation works, the palace was transformed into a "7-star" hotel of the Aman ultra-luxury resort group. The hotel features: 24 suites with different architecture and furnishings, spa, lounges, a roof terrace set among the roofs, a library with leather-covered walls and two gardens.
The lighting project combined the historic architecture of the building with the interior architecture, the design of the furnishings with current regulations.
The internal lighting has maintained the historic lighting fixtures present which have all been restored and refunctionalized with the integration of the latest light source technology. Some rooms have been equipped with floor or table furnishing lamps and fluorescent or LED fixtures integrated into the grooves or furnishings, thus allowing the creation of different lighting scenarios and providing the right levels of illumination, comfort and safety.
The gardens are illuminated with floor lamps and LED projectors inserted into the architecture to highlight pedestrian paths and green areas with the use of accent lights to highlight certain types of plants.
The facade is illuminated by four LED projectors placed on the raft in front of the building 40 centimeters below the water level, which project a soft light on the facade made dynamic by the wave motion of the Grand Canal. The access portal is highlighted by accent lighting obtained with the restoration and technological adaptation of the historic lanterns.