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Built over the course of a decade (1722-1732), the Scuderie Quirinale, together with the Palazzo Quirinale and the Palazzo della Consulta, forms the boundary of the extraordinary urban space at the centre of which is the fountain with the statues of the Dioscuri and the obelisk found in the 19th century near the Mausoleum of Augustus. The Scuderie del Quirinale building retained its original function as a coach house and horse stables until 1938, when it was converted into a garage. In 1998, following a public competition, Gae Aulenti was commissioned to renovate this 18th century building, which was opened to the public in 1999 as a new space for major art exhibitions. “The Scuderie del Quirinale expressed itself through spatiality, and this had to be preserved” Gae Aulenti

So as not to damage the original structures, the two large galleries on the first and second floors have been fitted with a series of plasterboard counter walls on which the works are displayed and which conceal the sophisticated network of air conditioning, security and lighting design systems. 270 lighting baskets designed by Gae Aulenti with lighting designer Piero Castiglioni, a fixture created for the Palazzo Grassi project in Venice. A system of curtains controls daylight. A single system of luminaires with a metal structure to house several halogen sources, adjustable, positioned on the architectural chains, on the wall, unifies the exhibition spaces, ensures flexibility in setting up temporary exhibitions, and becomes an integral part of the exhibition design.


Project:
Lighting Design Piero Castiglioni

Collaborations:
Gae Aulenti Associated

Photo Courtesy:
iGuzzini

Year:
2000


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Detail of the lighting system used
View of the ceiling glass windows with lighting
Outdoor spaces with architectural lighting
A night view of the illuminated building
View of the rooms and the exhibition path
Deputies with the lighting used
View of the complex with night lighting
The stage of the Teatro Comunale of Florence
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci with the lighting used
Full view of the illuminated theater
Full view of the Cultural Center building
One of the rooms with the works on display and the lighting fixtures
Overall view of the Banca Lombarda building in Brescia
Overall view of the central courtyard of the service center
Detail of the illuminated facade of the Dior building
Front view of the Lingotto building in Turin
Front view of the main entrance facade
View from the outside of the building and the facades
Front view of the staircase of Santa Maria del Monte
Overall view of the concert hall
The illuminated hall of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum
Exterior view of the museum building
View of the museum from the water
Front view of the Il Sole 24 Ore Seat building
The lighting fixtures installed on the ceiling
Viktor & Rolf Showroom inside the showroom
Overall view of a room with ceiling lights
Another central view of the illuminated hall of Palazzo Marino
The historic center of Siena illuminated
The lighting of the Salone delle Feste at the Quirinale
The illuminated waiting canopies
Entrance to the exhibition set up of Gianni Versace
Front view of the windows of the picture gallery
Il Porto Antico di Genova in una vista notturna
Detail of the lighting of the internal courtyard
Night view of the outline of the city of Mantua
Illuminated night view of the entrance courtyard
Night view of Malba - Costantini Foundation illuminated
Overall view of the Hall
Central view of the illuminated Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
The night lighting of the Sanctuary
Night view of the Italcementi Research Center
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