Exhibition pavilion on projects for the city

This pavilion, built in the heart of the historic center of Bologna in Piazza Re Enzo, is the entrance to an underground space housing the exhibition of projects for the city. Two oval pavilions, clad with a curved glass facade combined with a series of Plexiglas tubes lit by colored LEDs, take on the appearance of two glittering drops. The pavilion was removed in 2005 by the city administration then in office.

Location: Bologna, Italy

Status: Built project

Year: 2003

Client: Comitato per il padiglione informativo sui progetti per la citta


Surface area: 1 000 m2

Budget: 1.6 ML €

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Eva Cantwell, Elena La Vezzo (site  Architect), Davide Paolini

In collaboration with: Fabio Andreetti, Matteo Lucchi, Andrea Lardosi


Structural engineering: Odine Manfroni MEW

Mechanical and Electrical engineering: Studio Isoclima

General Contractor: Adanti

Quantity Surveyor: Giuseppe Capriati

Site Manager: Enrico Lascone


Graphic design: Artemio Croatto; Chiara Caucig designwork

Multimedia Design: Studio DIM

Lighting Design: Mario Nanni, Viabizzuno

Glass and Metal Works: Longianese

Glass: Guardian Luxguard

Multimedia Installations: Media Services

Photographers: Jean de Calan; Mario Nanni; MCA