MUSEis a Trentino’s Science museum conjugating nature, science and technology. It lays in the former disused Michelin factory’s area, where the famous international architect Renzo Piano has designed the new residential district covering an area of 11 hectares. 

Renzo Piano, the famous international architect, participated in the presentation of the new headquarters of Trentino’s Science Museum: MUSE, which will be delivered to the city of Trento by summer 2013.

The core issues on which MUSE will be focused range from Alpine nature to the current themes of sustainability and development, from the birth of solar system to technological perspectives for Earth’s future. 

Its mission is not only being a museum in its classic meaning, but also a research center linked to Trentino’s territory, aiming at integrating itself in Trentino’s network of knowledge which also involves the technological transfer to enterprises.

According to this network vision, MUSE will represent a further step for innovation and research but also for the competitiveness of Trentino territory on the international stage. 

During the event it has been underlined that the economic crisis is often associated with a cultural one. Trentino, instead, has chosen to invest in culture, research, innovation, future and knowledge in order to overcome the economic crisis, accepting its challenge and the economic bet. 

According to Renzo Piano, in fact, culture is an opportunity for Italy’s economic recovery and also MUSE, in the cultural context, is one of the step to relaunch local economy.

The MUSE has another added value: it pays attention to environment. MUSE, in fact, beyond studying environment aims at preserving it through the adoption of procedures for gaining the silver level of LEED certification. According to plans the area is going to be delivered within summer 2013.

Trentino is and will be enriched by other relevant architectural projects: the recently inaugurated Ishimoto Architectural&Engineering firm’s Trento University seat, the future Mario Botta’s library, the palnned ICT cluster, and the planned logistic hub.



Permanent exhibitions


Special exhibitions

500 mq.

Tropical Greenhouse

600 mq.

Kids area

200 mq.

Bibliotecane store

800 mq.

Reception area and bar

600 mq.

Classrooms and teaching laboratories

500 mq.


900 mq.

Research laboratories

800 mq.


400 mq.

Warehouse and collections

1800 mq.

Conference room (100 seats)

200 mq.

Service areas

2,000 mq.

Total area

12,000 mq.

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