Restoration of the Museum of Civilization at the EUR, Rome (Italy)

The Museum of Civilizations includes four major national museums – “Prehistoric Ethnography”, “Folk Arts and Traditions”, “Upper Middle Ages” and “Oriental Art” – and two collections – the “Italian Institute for Africa and the East” and the “Italian Institute for the Middle and Far East “- making the new institution one of the great international museums that cherish the records of human identity and history.

The museum location is the “Palazzo delle Scienze” designed for the 1942 Universal Exposition of Rome by architects Luigi Brusa, Gino Cancellotti, Eugenio Montuori, and Alfredo Scalpelli, coordinated by Marcello Piacentini. In addition to the architectural merit, the building is characterized by the presence of decorative works of great importance, designed specifically for its original purpose: The Universal Science Exhibition.

The primary aim of the project is the restoration of the Museum of Civilization through the rationalization of functions, spaces, paths and exhibition sections, which will include study and research activity, a further strategic aim of the Museum, in order to transform it into a focal point of local, national and international cultural interest.

The technical merit of the design solutions, as well as aspects exquisitely related to restorative preservation and museum layout, embraces eco-sustainability and energy conservation features.

Client:

Ministero Beni e Attività Culturali e Turismo

Date

2018 – In progress

Amount

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Design

ISOLARCHITETTI SRL