OMA To Remodel World’s Oldest Museum for the Historical Egyptian Tradition in Turin

Dutch agency OMA received the competitors to renovate Museo Egizio in Turin, the world’s oldest museum for Historical Egyptian tradition based in 1824. The design creates a brand new lined courtyard referred to as Piazza Egizia and a sequence of linked city rooms throughout the present museum, opening the cultural area to all.

 Museo Egizio 2024, Turin, Italy / OMA

Museo Egizio is housed in Collegio dei Nobili – a posh consisting of exhibition galleries, the Academy of Sciences, and an open courtyard. Altering necessities over the previous two centuries have led to quite a few alterations to the museum’s structure, closing the general public areas off to the remainder of town.

 Museo Egizio 2024, Turin, Italy / OMA

“Museo Egizio, with an open courtyard, is traditionally a predominant civic area in Turin,” says OMA Managing Companion – Architect David Gianotten. “Our workforce believes that it is important to revive the general public nature of the museum and combine it again with Turin’s community of public areas. By reorganizing the present museum’s public areas, now we have created the Piazza Egizia, which is a spot for all types of actions shared between Museo Egizio and town.”

 Museo Egizio 2024, Turin, Italy / OMA

The design is outlined by six distinctive city rooms, every with its distinctive scale, perform, and high quality. The biggest city room central to the museum is the Piazza Egizia. A central Backbone connects the six city rooms collectively, and likewise to each of the museum’s entrances on Through Accademia and Through Duse. New openings have been launched to the present façade alongside Through Duse, additional drawing the general public into the museum and the Piazza Egizia. The six city rooms share a floor flooring sample – impressed by the museum’s artefacts – for visible continuity.

 Museo Egizio 2024, Turin, Italy / OMA

The Piazza Egizia is a double-level, multifunctional courtyard that showcases the museum’s authentic structure and traces of interventions over time. The a number of historic openings of the courtyard at degree 0 – which had been closed as a result of museum’s alterations – are as soon as once more opened, connecting the general public area again to town. At degree -1 are the Egyptian Backyard and the occasion and studying area. Right here, Collegio dei Nobili’s authentic façade hid because the 2010 renovation is uncovered. Above the courtyard is a clear cover. Its aluminum cladded metal structural grid is a tool for rainwater assortment, air air flow, and lighting provision, answering the museum’s ambitions for sustainability.

 Museo Egizio 2024, Turin, Italy / OMA

“We have now conceptualized the Piazza Egizia as a palimpsest that reveals the totally different layers of the museum’s historical past,” says OMA Venture Architect Andreas Karavanas. “This strategy restores coherence to the structure and lends the museum a lucid identification, whereas guaranteeing that the establishment’s new wants are fulfilled.”

 Museo Egizio 2024, Turin, Italy / OMA

The Piazza Egizia and different city rooms are open past working hours for guests with or with out tickets. Their public nature gives prospects for the museum to increase its opening hours. A number of Museo Egizio’s artefacts is on show for most people’s preliminary encounters with the museum assortment.

 Museo Egizio 2024, Turin, Italy / OMA

The competitors design was led by OMA’s David Gianotten and Andreas Karavanas, in collaboration with native architects Andrea Tabocchini Structure, T-Studio, and historic marketing consultant Professor Andrea Longhi. OMA’s design was chosen amongst competitors entries by Kengo Kuma and Associates, Pininfarina Structure, Carlo Ratti Associati, and Snøhetta.

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