La Curvatura | Galleria Borghese Extension

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Concept

The Galleria Borghese is an icon in Villa Borghese, but its abrupt entrance could not accentuate its importance in the compound. La Curvatura, inspired by the curves by the ceiling of the church Capella dei Re Magi, is a concept that divides the space into 3 tiers, namely the services, the extension gallery and the Galleria Borghese itself. This allows visitors to experience different spaces in this hierarchy, highlighting the iconic Galleria Borghese.

Capella dei Re Magi Ceiling Analysis
Concept Diagram
Programmatic Plan

Blind Experience

The experience for the blind was also considered. Parts of the model replica were incorporated into the handrails in the extended gallery. The replica corresponds to the location where the artwork is at, to signal the blind to stop to have an audio guide about the sculpture while being able to touch the replica.

BlindRail

Renders

Exterior | Entrance
Interior | Entrance
Interior | Classrooms
Interior | Studio
Interior | Theatre
Interior | Theatre view from the inner walkway
Interior | Extended Gallery
Interior | BlindRail with outdoor sculptures in the background
Interior | Gallery with the view of Galleria Borghese
Exterior | Outdoor sculptures
Interior | Entrance to art gallery @ Galleria Borghese
Interior | Art Gallery

Models

Facade | Palazzo de Propaganda Fide
Interior | Palazzo de Propaganda Fide
Spatial Construct 1 | Front
Spatial Construct 1 | Back
Spatial Construct 2
Final Model | Section Perspective
Final Model | Section

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