Short Description / Structural engineering consultant for the façade
Year / 2009
Location / Bologna, Italy
Architect / Mario Bellini
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MEW was asked by the museum’s owner to give him advise on the need to realize a new building inside the museum’s courtyard. This project grown up in the museum during the refurbishment works.

During the refurbishment of Palazzo Pepoli (an historical building convert to a museum in Bologna) there was the need to fulfill the main courtyard with services, escape stairs and visitors rooms. The concept was a transparent cube with a prominent roof. All structures are in  steel and glass so as to make better the concern of the Architect. Our aim was to give the Architect all ideas and technical solutions to improve the tender package before it was issued  to the main contractor. The negotiation with the officers has also been very difficult in order to get approval for this a high-tech solution in a listed building.

(Photos by Luca Fregoso)