• International Architectural Design Competition.
  • Program: Hidroelectric Energy Museum.
  • Site: Cedegolo (BS), Italy.
  • Surface: Built Area 3.200 m1, Open Area 1.900 m2.
  • Budget: 4.700.000 euros.
  • Client: Municipality of Cedegolo.
  • Chronology: 2003.
  • Project 8th classified.


The path as instrument for creating a hierachy of spaces is the central element which structures this project for the Cedegolo Hydroelectric Energy Museum.

The functional and distributive strategy works following two directions: the integration between paths and thematic rooms and, contextually, the autonomy needed by some specific functions.

The exhibition space is potentially continuous, letting the visitor going across all different museum areas without interruptions. It’s possible at the same time to isolate each exhibition, leaving free the main spine path and guaranteeing independent accesses to all rooms.

The reference image is that one of a space that can be made bigger or smaller depending on specific exhibition requirements, redesigning every time the building inner structure, modifying the equilibrium and the relationships between functions and spaces.

In this project there is no intention to diversify the container space from the fixed exhibition furnishings systems. Each element contributes to the design of a space which is substantially unitary. According to that topic, we decided to re-shape several structural elements, modifying the volumes in order to make them able to receive the conditioning and lighting systems, or to transform them in exhibition panels and interactive screens.