GALLERIA GUENZANI IN MILAN

An heavy renovation transformed a mechanic’s workshop into “Galleria Guenzani”, a contemporary art gallery.
It is formed by two spaces: first one is for exhibitions and it is a “white box” formed by walls and light, to give artists freedom to create every kind of installation (floor resists over 800 kg/squared meter of weight) and to allow spectators full immersion; second one is a more reserved, partly half-light space, characterized by an unfinished ceiling to remember the laboratory’s previous use.
The exhibition part has wide windows toward south with glazed anti-reflection glass to optimize daylight diffusion on art pieces and artificial recessed lamps in the ceiling to make uniform light during the night.
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Collaborator Arch. Samuele Bianchi

Photos by Carlo Valsecchi
Builder Edil Pietro srl

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