Project details

Project type: Arts + Culture
Location: Ferrara, Italy
Client: Fondazione Opera Don Cipriano
Project Management: Canonici Mattei
Engineer: Studio di Ingegneria e Architettura Ecosostenibile BINARIO LAB di Arch. Cristiano Ferrari e Ing. Eugenio Artioli
Photographer: Elena Romani

Summary

The Neo-Renaissance Gulinelli Palace is located in Ferrara, Italy. The recent refurbishing of the 16th Century central axis, by urban redevelopers, was a Herculean feat. Seriously damaged by the 2012 earthquake in Emilia, the restoration, which finished in 2015, included revamping the palace's infrastructure to be environmentally sustainable.

The restoration, primarily aimed at improving the structure with the latest in seismic safety protocols, also required the recovery and use of all the original building material, wherever possible, and the use of recycled insulating materials to help reduce energy consumption.

On top of the restoration, the reconfiguring of the Palazzo into a school required modern lighting, hence the decision to focus the lighting design on the use of a series of special suspension luminaires with the latest generation of LED technology.


Gulinelli Palace

The Neo-Renaissance Gulinelli Palace is located in Ferrara, Italy. The recent refurbishing of the 16th Century central axis, by urban redevelopers, was a Herculean feat. Seriously damaged by the 2012 earthquake in Emilia, the restoration, which finished in 2015, included revamping the palace's infrastructure to be environmentally sustainable.

The restoration, primarily aimed at improving the structure with the latest in seismic safety protocols, also required the recovery and use of all the original building material, wherever possible, and the use of recycled insulating materials to help reduce energy consumption.

On top of the restoration, the reconfiguring of the Palazzo into a school required modern lighting, hence the decision to focus the lighting design on the use of a series of special suspension luminaires with the latest generation of LED technology.

These luminaires provide comfortable, diffused light and are distinguished looking with their clean, airy design. In the frescoed rooms, the design of these luminaires echoes the decorative compositions on the ceilings. Elsewhere, the decision was made to use minimal, circular or rectangular shapes. All suspended luminaires are equipped with both direct and indirect lighting capabilities and provide lux levels suitable for illuminating desks and tables while still emphasising the vaulted ceiling.

PRODUCTS USED
Exenia: Hola and Hola Meeting, direct/indirect distribution (CRI95 - 3000K).

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