Palladio Award

Piranesium is a redesign of the archaeological museum’s garden with the addition of a contemporary art pavilion. Studying in Rome, Piranesi etched artifacts of antiquity as they were on site, isolated on blank canvases, and deconstructed into elements. He discovered Rome’s unique consistency of ancient and modern fabric. The project displays Roman, Greek, and Egyptian artifact overflow. Relics are curated through a Piranesian lens in an outdoor sequence extending the museum’s interior. The project climaxes in a contemporary gallery, programmatically lacking in Florence.


Type: Garden and Museum

Location: Florence, Italy

Year: 2013

Team: Mark Zlotsky