The Tribuna – New Uffizi, Florence

The Tribuna – New Uffizi Project , Florence, Italy
Client: Targetti Sankey SpA
Lighting Designer: Arch. Massimo Iarussi

Other sections already completed of the New Uffizi Project:

The Tribuna is the oldest unit of the Uffizi Galleries and it can be considered the first “museum” in the world history. Designed at the end of the 16th century by Bernardo Buontalenti for Francesco I de’ Medici as a treasure trove of art and natural wonders, the Tribuna preserves the original spirit of the Uffizi Galleries as a place of wonder, where ancient and modern works coexist.
Included in the “Nuovi Uffizi” (New Uffizi) Project, this hall has been completely restored thanks to the Friends of Florence association, sponsor of the restoration work. One of the aims of the new exhibition design is to conserve the precious floor of the Tribuna by making the room closed off to visitors but visible from the side views.
In order to bring back the ancient splendor of the Tribuna, the lighting design is inspired by historical sources describing soft light filtered through windows and lanterns.
LED technology allows to re-create this light effect, by guaranteeing a fine tuning of the light quantity that hits every single surface and color temperature variations based on the symbolism of the Tribuna, which is related to Four elements: Air, Water, Fire and Earth.