ProjectsExhibition Design at the Colosseum

Exhibition Design
at the Colosseum

Date 1984

State Temporary exhibition

Location Rome, Italy

Customer Comune di Roma

Category Exhibitions

The Colosseum exhibit was designed by our studio in 1984, and was seen by the public in the three months (July, August and September), authorised by the Archaeological Superintendence, with great coverage in the media all over the world, including the NY Times.⁠⁠

Exhibition Design
at the Colosseum

Date 1984

State Temporary exhibition

Location Rome, Italy

Customer Comune di Roma

Category Exhibitions

The Colosseum exhibit was designed by our studio in 1984, and was seen by the public in the three months (July, August and September), authorised by the Archaeological Superintendence, with great coverage in the media all over the world, including the NY Times.⁠⁠

The project was published in a vast number of foreign magazines and newspapers, and supported by the City of Rome and IPSOA, under the supervision of the historian Giano Accame, a specialist in the period.

Independent of the actual design of the exhibition, located on the second tier of the Colosseum, this work has remained famous for the courageous decision to re-propose – at full scale – a missing section of the Flavian amphitheatre, in a steel structure clad in white metal panels, soaring over 52 meters in height.
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The name of the exhibition, which was accompanied by a complete and highly illustrated catalog, was: The Italian Economy between the two wars 1919-39.⁠⁠

An area within the Colosseum was accompanied for the first time by a path for the public, illuminated at night, which joined the two focuses of the ellipse that characterises the center of the cavea of ​​the Flavian Amphitheater.⁠⁠

In our exhibit project at the Colosseum a section of the Flavian Amphitheater was re-created, highlighting floors and paths with relative connections: a section in white sheet metal, structured by Dalmine and built by Cinecittà. ⁠⁠
All was done with with the aim of making the structure understood, from the inside of the Colosseum, and to enhance its magnificence.⁠⁠

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