Mupp Museum for Pompei by Dario Di Tella, Carmine Errico, Luigi Maisto

Mupp Museum for Pompei
Mupp Museum for Pompei
Image © Dario Di Tella, Carmine Errico, Luigi Maisto

The museum project was born from the idea of relating the ancient Pompeii, with the new Pompeii. We analyzed the attraction poles of two “cities”:  points then become generators of the museum itself.

Mupp Museum for Pompei
Image © Dario Di Tella, Carmine Errico, Luigi Maisto

The project tries to exploit these typical features of the ancient city and make it a reason to design creating interesting relationships between full and empty, open rooms in visual relationship between them.

Mupp Museum for Pompei
Image © Dario Di Tella, Carmine Errico, Luigi Maisto

Another key aspect of the museum are the stairs and ramps that aren’t just a simple vertical connection but generate the beginning a real teaching Promenade. Moreover, these allow direct access to some areas of the museum  which must be accessible even when the exhibition spaces are closed.

Mupp Museum for Pompei
Image © Dario Di Tella, Carmine Errico, Luigi Maisto

The museum then is no longer understood as the only container objects show to tourists but also as a center of interest for the inhabitants that can articipate in activities that take place inside.

Mupp Museum for Pompei
Section

The building fits into the existing context in a neutral but decisive, with the use of translucent materials such as polycarbonate that let leak out a soft glow at the dusk.

Mupp Museum for Pompei
Details

Its impressive dimensions make it feel the presence but not placing itself at odds with the context. “Pompeii is much more than a museum. Pompeii is life itself. “(Amelie Nothomb 1996) Source by Dario Di Tella.

Mupp Museum for Pompei
Diagram

Location: Pompei, Naples, Italy
Architects: Dario Di Tella, Carmine Errico, Luigi Maisto
Competition: Pompei. Save the History
Classification: Honorable Mention
Year: 2014
Images: Courtesy of Dario Di Tella

Mupp Museum for Pompei
Ground Floor Plan
Mupp Museum for Pompei
First Floor Plan

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