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.
The second part, has a pictures deposit, a mezzanine with a “navy” stair and a Garutti’s art work set in the concrete floor. A big wall-diaphragm, 10 cm thick, revolving on bronze ball bearing, creates separation or permeability between the two parts of the gallery and allows big art works going through it.
Everything has been custom designed.
Collaborator Arch. Samuele Bianchi
Photos by Carlo Valsecchi
Builder Edil Pietro srl