BENONI, Giuseppe
(b. 1618, Trento, d. 1684, Venezia)


Italian architect and engineer. He worked on a number of engineering problems for the Venetian Republic. From 1657 until his death he oversaw the works in the lagoon of Venice. He executed the cartographic survey of the lagoon and designed a navigable canal from Udine to the sea.

In 1675, he introduced, along with Baldassare Longhena, Andrea Cominelli and Giuseppe Sardi, the design for the construction of the façade of the Dogana da Mar (maritime customs house). Having been chosen his design, the construction began in 1677 and ended in 1682.