tasked with the enlargement of the palazzo dei diamanti modern art gallery in ferrara, italyDAP studio has revealed a series of new elements that relate to the historical building through harmony and opposition. the proposal features a glass box placed between two horizontal planes, the base and the roof; a reflective pool of water; and a brise-soleil on the garden. 

DAP studio proposes glass and metal box to enlarge historical modern art gallery in italy

 

 

DAP studio has chosen to strengthen some fundamental themes, such as the axiality and the relationship between solids and voids, which root the project in its context and generate a natural sense of belonging. at the same time, a pavilion made of thin white metal elements and glass is added to redefine the space, opposing the lightness of the new volume to the historic building materiality. the new structure is placed on the unfinished side of the main courtyard, ensuring a continuous flow from the existing exhibition spaces, while maintaining a visual relationship with the garden.

DAP studio proposes glass and metal box to enlarge historical modern art gallery in italy

 

 

the project takes the theme of the gateway, as a meeting of the different paths, also in correspondence with the entry points from the city, marked by three concrete gates. the courts and open landscape, designed by studio antonio perazzi, emphasize the idea of emptiness combined with regular green volumes where different outdoor exhibition spaces can be organized.

DAP studio proposes glass and metal box to enlarge historical modern art gallery in italy

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news