The Halls of the Primitives – The New Uffizi, Florence
Client: SINTER Srl
Lighting Designer: Arch. Massimo Iarussi
Other sections already completed of the New Uffizi Project:
The Halls of the Primitives, which begin the exhibition of the Uffizi Gallery, host masterpieces of painting of the ‘200 and’ 300. Designed in the 50s by the masters Gardella, Scarpa and Michelucci, the rooms are a cornerstone of modern Italian architecture. As part of the New Uffizi project, they were the subject of a plant adaptation and a revision of the set-up.
The lighting project had to deal not only with the works on display, but also with the project of the masters of the 50s which was conceived for an opening times limited to the morning hours, thus did not provide for an exhibition artificial lighting. The choice was that of a sober and minimal intervention, which retraces the trend of the skylights in the lighting systems.