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Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Extension

A Refined Celebration

Natalini Architetti | Guicciardini & Magni Architetti

Europa | Firenze

A highly-refined exhibition strategy and design was adopted for the extension of the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, the museum that houses magnificent architectural, artistic and sculptural elements from the Florentine Cathedral, celebrating their many centuries of history. Located close to the apse of Santa Maria del Fiore, the museum tackles the tricky issue of moving precious artistic works, forms of culture and the elements that make up an architectural structure in order to preserve them intact and pass on their memory to future generations. In this particular case, the refurbishment came up with some novel solutions. During the design process, full consideration was given to: the fact that the building is a complex blend of pre-existing architecture; the relationship between originals and copies; the relationship between the various...

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