Luigi Rovati Foundation Museum

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Golinelli Arts and Sciences Center

Luigi Rovati Foundation Museum


A collection of Etruscan vases in a uniquely evocative space

The result of a private commission, the project for a museum of Etruscan art was born out of the desire of the Luigi Rovati Foundation to create a place to showcase its art collections, principally a collection of Etruscan vases. The project entails rehabilitation of an existing building and the enlargement, underground, of an exhibition area which will be open to the public, articulated into three main interventions:

The first is the expansion of the underground level of the property and the construction of the museum underground that will house the collection of Etruscan vases and other artifacts; the second is the renovation of the nineteenth-century Bocconi-Rizzoli-Carraro palace; the third concerns the large garden at the rear of the property, which the client has decided to return to its original character, with the intent of protecting tree species of historical value, emphasizing the harvest aspect that the garden manifests to visitors from the main entrance hall of the palace.

The landscape rehabilitation project was designed in an accord with the Superintendence for Architectural and Landscape Heritage.

Location:  Milan, Italy

Year: 2016 – on going project

Client: Fondazione Luigi Rovati

Property: FIDIM – Fondazione Luigi Rovati

Type: Commessa

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Team: Mario Cucinella, Enrico Iascone, Dario Castellari, Damiano Comini, , Silvia Conversano, María Dolores Del Sol Ontalba, Lucrezia Rendace with Martina Bucciti, Wallison Caetano, Eurind Caka, Dario Castellari, Davide Cazzaniga, Flavio Giaccone, Enrico Pintabona, Luca Sandri, Giovanni Sanna, Irene Sapienza, Ernesto Tambroni, Chiara Tomassi, Irene Giglio. Models: Yuri Costantini, Andrea genovesi

Visual: Paris Render, Francesco Naimoli

Photo credit: MCArchive

Project Management: Revalo SpA

Systems Engineering: Manens – Tifs SpA

Structural Engineering: Milan Ingegneria Srl

Landscaping design: GREENCURE landscape & healing garden

Fire Security: Gae Engineering Srl