Art Museum in Milan

MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects

The numbers for the completion of the project for the new Art Museum in Milan, initiated by the Fondazione Luigi Rovati, are truly impressive. Casone Group realised 980 drawings, extracted 100 blocks of Pietra Forte Fiorentina from its own quarries, cut 3,000 slabs, realised 25,000 stone ashlars all different from each other, drilled 500,000 holes during the working phases and used 750,000 bolts and pins during installation.

The ashlars in Pietra Forte Fiorentina, with a sandblasted finish, cover the entire surface, recalling the geometry of Etruscan burial mounds, in particular the Etruscan tombs of Cerveteri. The spaces are characterised by an accentuated sinuosity and by effects of light and shadow that the curves of the stones support and accentuate, in a succession of chiaroscuros that help delineate an emotional experience of the visit.

Photos: Giovanni De Sandre for Fondazione Luigi Rovati