San Vito di Altivole – Brion tomb

Situated in San Vito di Altivole, the Brion tomb is one of the most interesting funerary monuments in modern architecture. It was built in the first Seventies by the famous architect Carlo Scarpa on behalf of the Brion family. The work is characterised by one of the typical elements in Scarpa’s work: water as a metaphor of the perennial flow of life into death to awaken to a new life. The atmosphere of the place makes it rather than a funeral site, an oriental garden dedicated to meditation. The tombs of Brion and his wife are inclined towards each other to indicate the union of two people while the plays of light and reflections of the water create a special atmosphere. Notable is the perfect union of the different materials used: concrete, wood and metal.