Project details

Project type: Arts + Culture
Location: Rome, Italy

Summary

Between Campo de ‘Fiori and Largo di Torre Argentina, in Rome, sits a splendid example of a Baroque Roman estate: The Cavallerini Lazzaroni Palace, which was built in 1676 by the architect Giovanni Antonio De Rossi.

A major renovation has converted the prestigious structure into a contemporary art gallery, which has opened its doors to the city with international exhibitions, showing ephemeral installations and works of design as well as hosting events.

The new lighting design compliments this context by integrating two opposing and complementary objectives: respecting the art work by preserving delicate pictorial surfaces; as well as being flexible enough to handle the various needs connected to hosting exhibitions and events, which is the specific job of this floor.


Cavallerini Lazzaroni Palace

Between Campo de ‘Fiori and Largo di Torre Argentina, in Rome, sits a splendid example of a Baroque Roman estate: The Cavallerini Lazzaroni Palace, which was built in 1676 by the architect Giovanni Antonio De Rossi.

A major renovation has converted the prestigious structure into a contemporary art gallery, which has opened its doors to the city with international exhibitions, showing ephemeral installations and works of design as well as hosting events. The gigantic, four-floor grand staircase was preserved during the renovations. The top floor is the glitziest and includes frescoed trompe l'oeil vaults with allegorical scenes done by Giacinto and Ludovico Gimignani.

The new lighting design compliments this context by integrating two opposing and complementary objectives: respecting the art work by preserving delicate pictorial surfaces; as well as being flexible enough to handle the various needs connected to hosting exhibitions and events, which is the specific job of this floor.

The lighting design consists of a series of LED projectors that were track-mounted at the base of the vaults. The tracks were mounted on metal brackets. The projectors are extremely flexible and can be suitably adjusted to handle the frequent alternation of installations, while still illuminating the floor and the more significant details of the 17th Century ceiling frescoes.

PRODUCTS USED
Exenia: M3 and Eurostandard Track (18W, Medium optics, CRI 95 - 2700K).

Applications Used

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