Client: Veneta Restauri Srl
Architectural Design: Arch. Maurizio Trevisan
Structural Design: Ing. Francesco Mazzocco
Project Manager: Arch. Claudio Gulli
The work on Palazzo Pasquali represents important conservation and restoration work on an 18th century building situated in the historic centre of Asolo, an area of incomparable architectural and landscape value.
The work envisaged, in addition to the restoration of the exterior facades, stuccoes and interior decorations, a series of strengthening works of the foundation, ceilings and wooden roofing, with the use of state-of-the-art technologies. With regard to the exterior facades the original plasterwork was cleaned and missing parts filled.
From a structural point of view, considerable strengthening work of the existing foundations, floors and walls were carried out using injections and seaming, and the roofing structure was substituted re-using, where possible, the original elements.
The filling of some of the holes in the original plasterwork was carried out by laying a protective plaster layer made of marble powder and slaked lime putty to enhance the original elements.
Particular attention was paid to restoring the stuccoes, down to carefully reconstructing the missing parts as well as restoring the interior pictorial decorations by removing the layers of later periods and restoring the decorations back to their original style.
The roofing was realised in observance of the recent laws on insulation and energy saving and by recovering some of the old beams.
To complete the exterior works the cornice, all the stone parts around the arches, the moulding of the facade and parapets were restored, and there was also a careful restoration of the base fascia of the building’s north facing facade.
The work was completed by arranging the whole garden area, with the reconstruction of the existing stone walls and with the realisation of an underground garage involving the whole northern side of the hill with considerable supporting and stabilising work carried out where there had been a collapse and subsequent restoration of the natural line of the ground.