MUSEO DELLA STORIA DI BOLOGNA
BY MARIO BELLINI, ITALO LUPI
FOR FONDAZIONE CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI BOLOGNA
The Museum of the History of Bologna is the last element of the Genus Bononiae program: a museum dispersed through the streets, palaces and churches of the city centre. The exhibition at the Palazzo Pepoli is in keeping with the spoken language typical of the city: direct, never boring, clearly expressed. Leaving the walls completely empty, the exhibition is based around a series of structures with a slim metal frame, which are placed freely in the spaces of the medieval palace. The central courtyard is dominated by the prominent and most important of all the structures: a scenic tower exhibition at quadruple height with a steel frame enclosed by glass panels that change colour going from the total transparency of the base to a gradual filling in at the top, obtained by a light silk-screen printing process. In the same court, three totems covering the conditioning ducts offer a rich and colourful vertical foretaste of the path that winds through the 34 rooms of the museum. The graphical aspects have also received considerable attention. Large backlit panels house the original pictorial or plastic exhibits, matched or contrasted to the many background colours, in a reciprocal and continuous dialogue that is rich in meanings. All captions have a calibrated size which means that they can be easily read without straining your sight, even at the bottom or top of the panels and at a reasonable distance.
MUSEO DELLA STORIA DI BOLOGNA
by Mario Bellini, Italo Lupi
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Name
MUSEO DELLA STORIA DI BOLOGNA
Type
Extensive interactive museum
client
FONDAZIONE CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI BOLOGNA
architectural and exhibition design
MARIO BELLINI - ADIMEMBER
con GIOVANNI CAPPELLETTI
graphic design
ITALO LUPI
materials
Graphics: 72 panels. The section titles are in Didot, the quotes in Bodoni Book Italic, the texts on the different measures in medium Helvetica Neue, the captions in Helvetica Bold. Colours play a vital role along all the museum’s routes: sage green (556), bordeaux (208), sugar paper blue (542), yellow (455), warm gray (2). References: Pantone Uncoated.
dimensions
34 rooms on two floors, giving a distance of 870 metres.
Company Contacts
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna
40124 Bologna (BO) - IT
TEL. +39 0512754335
www.fondazionecarisbo.it
Designer Contacts
Mario Bellini
www.bellini.it

Italo Lupi
www.italolupistudio.com

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