Eternal City

Temporary Pavilion for the Exhibition “Futurismo vs. Bauhaus” in Rome


The project focused on the duality of two popular squares in Rome- the quiet Piazza Farnese and the active Campo de' Fiori; and the strong axial organization from the Corso Vittorio Emmanuele toward the façade of the Palazzo Farnese, designed by Michelangelo. The existing axis is used to stage two pavilions and direct the visitor streams from the Via del Corso. The pavilions seems out of place, obstructing the signature façade of the Palazzo Farnese.

The pavilion on the Campo de' Fiori introduces the visitors to the exhibition “Futurismo vs. Bauhaus”. The key ideas here are virtual space and user control. In addition to screens and sound installations, reproductions of art objects will occupy the pavilion, to accommodate active exhibits. On the other hand, the pavilion in the Piazza Farnese occupies a more conventional form of exhibition and didactic movies.

Both pavilions are equipped with projections screens and projectors facing each other. This feature connects the active Campo de’ Fiori and the passive Piazza Farnese through the projections and emphasizes the axiality of the ensemble.

design | 2d drawings | construction details | layout | model building

Bauhaus University Weimar, Dr.-Ing. Norbert Korrek, group project, 2007