.San Galgano Abbey Museum

.San Galgano Abbey Museum

Who said we only do renewable? artINGEGNERIA took part in a competition regarding the project of a Museum for the Abbey of S. Galgano, in Tuscany (Italy), through the development of an exhibition itinerary and related services within the spaces of the ancient church. The objectives we pursued were aimed at: protecting the building, through the insertion of an independent roof; give new life to an evocative but unused space; make the Abbey part of the exhibition itself, through the inclusion of lifts and panoramic viewpoints.

Among the characterizing elements of this proposal, we highlight the protruding modules on the southern façade, which are part of the internal exhibition itinerary. These new bodies, supported by an independent structure, cross the existing walls without affecting them and intend to represent the dialogue between Old and New. Their purpose is to highlight both the evolution of the construction technique and the changed relationship between building and context: from closed and introspective to open and consisting of a continuous relationship between the inside and the outside.

In the spirit of our name, which combines art and engineering, we not only deal with renewable energy production plants but also with everything that can give vent to our creativity !!