BY Nick Walton on 29 Mar 2024

The Italian shipbuilder reveal details of its new cultural headquarters, which will open in Venice this year.

At Art Basel Hong Kong 2024, which runs from March 26 to March 30, Sanlorenzo is revealing details of the firm’s new headquarters, which will open in Venice this year.

Casa Sanlorenzo, located in the heart of the Floating City, is a cultural institution addressing contemporary socio-economic challenges through the lens of art. Aligned with Sanlorenzo’s commitment to sustainability, it actively contributes to Venice’s development through a kaleidoscopic programme of educational events, conferences, artist residencies, and curated exhibitions designed to promote community involvement and boost positive societal change.

As a founding member of the Fondazione Venezia Capitale Mondiale della Sostenibilità (Venice Sustainability Foundation), Casa Sanlorenzo plays a crucial role in redefining Venice as a global model for environmental sustainability. The foundation’s decision to establish its headquarters in Venice underscores a strong commitment to the city’s future, symbolizing hope for a more sustainable global future.

Casa Sanlorenzo is an intimate hybrid space dedicated to culture and the arts, and encapsulating the values of sustainability, innovation, and design that distinguish the group. Defined by central themes that include sustainability, culture, art and innovation, it represents a new way of understanding culture and its relationships. 

Through Sanlorenzo Arts, the shipbuilder navigates the present through imagination, continuously exploring new frontiers. Sanlorenzo Arts, an active and interactive platform for projects focused on urgent issues of the contemporary world, addressing them through extensive conversations with renowned artists, designers, and thinkers of our era.

Details of Casa Sanlorenzo will be revealed at the Sanlorenzo Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre March 26-30.

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